It's Rose's favorite month of the year...her BIRTHDAY month!!! She's been looking forward to her party since before Christmas and has kept asking about when her birthday will be here, she has been so excited to turn 5 :)
It was also Justin's birthday month and this year was a biggie for him too!
But before we get to all that happiness, there was a lot of other fun things this month too!
We had a big family gathering for Grandma's 90th birthday and Rose got to hang out with her cousins, those girls always have so much fun!
It's been getting warmer out, so more trips to parks and Justin's bus is up and running!
AND IT PASSED INSPECTION!! After our wedding day and Rose's birth, this was probably the happiest day in Justin's life :)
We also got to make the cutest little Fairy Garden at a local greenhouse. Rose made one for herself and helped Nana make one too! If I see this event again, I am going to take all my chipped Fiesta ware and make tons of Fairy Gardens!!
Look how cute!!
And our little chicks are also growing...so fast!
We got to move them out of the house and into the pole barn for larger accommodations :)
Some random fun things from the month...
We made a mommy daughter trip to the zoo for April and again Rose loved the penguin feeding the most!
She also took her baby doll, Autumn, and enjoyed sharing the zoo with her :)
We started Rose's birthday celebration by getting her cousins from VA to spend the weekend with us! Rose was so excited to have her cousins stay with us twice this month! Rose loves having her cousins and calls them the 'girls'.
We took the girls to the Crayola Experience and we all had a wonderful time! There was so much to do that we are hoping to get back soon and have even more family fun!!!
We had a terrific lunch at a 50's style burger place with the best milkshakes!
Now on to the birthday shenanigans!!!
Rose and Nana had a great time prepping her favor bags for her party with a chick/farm animal theme.
Rose wanted her birthday party at the YMCA again and wanted to invite lots of friends! SO that's what we did :) Look how my little girl has grown!!!
This wonderful friend made all the super cute chick cupcakes for Rose's party!
I think everyone had lots of fun. Rose just ran around the whole time with her friends, she was exhausted!
...but not too exhausted to enjoy all her presents :)
We also had a celebration at home with the grandparent's because Rose wanted a cake and 'family party' too!
and SPRINKLES :)
Next up: Justin's 30th Birthday! Justin is not so much of a party person, but I decided he needed a really nice gift so I got him this...
He was very happy :)
Justin's favorite cake is also angel food, so this time with my special little helper, I made another one. Rose cracked and separated all the eggs! She told me when there was any shell, but really she did amazing!!!
And Justin thought it was the best cake yet :)
These are our 3 April Birthday's babies :)
Our final party for the month was cousin Lucas' 1st Birthday :)