Friday, September 10, 2010


Jason and Drew's big birthdays were on Sunday and we had a great party weekend. Jason lost all birthday decisions three years ago when Drew was born. She got to pick the cake, the Spongebob plates, and basically stole the entire birthday limelight. Pssh, three year olds.

Of all the possible birthday cakes, Drew asked for two things. Blue frosting and all different colors of m&ms.

She had been talking about her birthday party every day for at least two months. When the day arrived she couldn't nap and couldn't wait. I stalled in every way possible before the party guests (family) were to arrive at 5pm. I curled her hair. I painted her nails. She tried on different princess heels. She chose this dress to wear. Even though it's a dress I needed pictures of for my shop and now it's covered in blue frosting.

Basically we have the best family ever and she had the time of her life. And got really great presents too. It has been like Christmas in our house this past week.

All I can think about when I see this last picture is kissing her cheeks. They are soft, squishy, and cool to the touch. Best things to kiss ever.

Drew loves to tell me how she is growing bigger. That her feet are getting bigger. Her hair is getting bigger. Her eyes are getting bigger. And her hands are getting bigger. Every time I tell her in reply that she can't grow any more and she needs to stay small. And every time her reply, "Never."


  1. She is so cute. Happy bday to her and Jason. You are a nice mom to get her a dog. Don't tell Hallie that :). Miss you guys. It was so fun to see you this summer.

  2. Happy Birthday Drew! (and jason too)

    I love that cake... I may have to try that out. So cute!

    I LOVE that dress. I want it in my size :) I'm not kidding. Get to work. You're not busy, right? hehe :)

  3. Can Drew already be 3?! They grow up way too fast! Happy Birthday to Drew & Jason! Love the cake and drew's dress! Miss you guys!

  4. She is so cute Chelise. I'm in love with that M&M cake(I might be copying that) And her dress and hair combo, so cute!

    ps-sorry I'm so late responding to your questions...I got the 50 mm 1.4 lens...I really want the 24-70 lens but I'm going to have to put away every penny for that one!

  5. Happy belated birthday Drew and Jason! It looks like you had a wonderful time celebrating both birthdays. I can't imagine anything better than celebrating your birthday with a 3 year old. You get to do all the kid-like things you want to do but can't (just because your an adult). Miss you all very much. Iowa City isn't the same without you.

  6. Rocco is shouting happy birthday to drew! Drews dress is cute, is that your craftsmanship!

  7. Happy Birthday Drew. She is so cute. I can't believe she is already three! Crazy. I love the last picture she is so adorable.