|A couple weeks ago, Sophia participated in a photo shoot for our friend - Stephanie Hyde Photography|
This year we had a very small friend birthday party for Sophia. I wanted her parties to represent her favorite things, and this year one of her very favorite things has been her baby doll! So the party theme ended up being a baby doll tea party. :) I'll admit that the decorations are for my benefit, not hers, but I had a lot of fun with them. She had 3 of her best little friends come over, and they had a blast. Sophia always gets really excited when friends come to her house to play.
|The baby doll tea party|
|Here are the cupcake toppers I made, and the party invitation.|
|Even the cake plate is wearing a tutu!|
|Playing with the new blocks|
The teddy bear was made by my grandma, Sophia's great-grandma. As soon as she unwrapped it, she gave it a huge hug. :) And, if I may say so myself, I love the way the birthday bow I made turned out.
|I love this picture because Sophia is trying to figure out how to hold up 2 fingers!! hahaha|
*I'll write another post about her visit - after I go through all the pictures :D*
Today is Sophia's actual birthday, so we headed over to the Mall of America and rode some rides, ate lunch, and did some shopping! Hooray that Daddy could come with us!
|Always loves riding the carousel|
|She was excited to ride the cars, but then got scared. It was a little violent on the turns. She kept saying, "All done! All done!"|
|Not sure what this face is about, but Russ wanted to capture the moment of Sophia's first McDonald's Happy Meal. She ate the entire thing!|
|During lunch, Sophia would hop down from her chair, grab her new purse from Aunt Lissa, and say, "Bye bye" and walk around the food court. When did she get so grown up?|