25 May 2014
Happy Birthday, Cutie Pie
My niece, Cutie Pie, is four years old today! She is growing into a beautiful, fun, young girl. I can't wait to see what the next year brings us for our entertainment.
I got to spend a week with Cutie Pie and her family last fall. I loved it. She has a beautiful smile and is so much fun. She was eager to play outside and do crafts. I dug into my preschool teacher mind set and with the help of Pinterest came up with some crafts for us to do while I was there. Many of them centered around a fall theme and Halloween, the time of year I visited.
Since I was there for Halloween, the weekend before we went on a train ride to a pumpkin patch. Cutie Pie got to ride the train, pick out a pumpkin, play in a bouncy house, play ring toss and more. My parents-Cutie Pie's grandparents, Cutie Pie's parents, her brother-Lord Stanley, and myself had a fun time that day.
I was amazed at what a great mommy's helper Cutie Pie was. It was her job to set the table for dinner each night. I made the mistake of putting the place mats on the table. I quickly picked them up for her to do. She is a wiz in the kitchen, too. We made brownies one afternoon. She can crack an egg, stir batter, add ingredients and more. Do we have a chef in the making?
One of the best parts of the trip was when I taught her to play "Red Light, Green Light". If anyone was watching me run around the back yard I am sure it was worth a laugh. I was the one saying red light, green light and then after a few minutes she said, "It is my turn to sit". I had to laugh as I was sitting in the lawn chair while I did it. She started calling out red light, green light and then yellow light. What a smartie! I hadn't used that phrase.
I hope Cutie Pie has a fabulous fourth birthday, she deserves it. I sent a special gift to her for her birthday. It is one that, hopefully, will remind her of when I visited.
Check out a few pictures from Cutie Pie's third year.
Halloween Party, October 2013, at Preschool-I got to go, it was so much fun!
Sitting pretty with her grandparents and Lord Stanley, October 2013
New Bike-What a good girl to wear a helmet.
Dressed up for Dr. Seuss Day at Preschool, March 2014
Easter-2014 Cutie Pie and Lord Stanley, her brother. I think Cutie Pie enjoyed it more than her brother did.
Look at that smile, I smile everytime I look at this picture.
(Lord Stanley and Cutie Pie are nicknames I have chosen to use for my nephew and niece on this blog to protect their identity at such a young age.)