Monday, October 5, 2009

Tia's Birthday Parts 2 and 3!

Tia's birthday is actually October 12. However, we celebrated last month while my sister and brother in law were in town. Now this past weekend the grandparents were visiting, so we did it all over again.
When we asked Tia what she would like to do for her birthday, she said she wanted to go on a boat. In October?! Well, I went on line and discovered a tour boat company up in Wisconsin, just 45 minutes away. We chose the ice cream sundae cruise, which turned out to be the perfect choice.

Tia wore a Princess ribbon so everyone would know it was her birthday!

Both girls loved the view of Lake Geneva. It was pretty cold out but they were dressed in layers.

A nice lady at the next table offered to take a picture of our whole group.

The captain even added Tia's birthday to his announcements over the loud speaker. Her face lit up with a huge smile as he said "And I'd like to wish a Happy Birthday to Princess Tia"! She was so proud. The ice cream and the tour were fantastic. We all had a great time.

Then, the next day, Tia had a couple of her little friends over for a small birthday party. She insisted on getting all dressed up for the occasion.

Party dress provided by Nonna!

The girls made a princess wand to take home.

Tia loved her Princess cake.

You would think after two parties and a boat ride, we would be done celebrating, right? Not exactly. On Tia's actual birthday, D.R. will take the day off from work, and we'll do something special with our family of four. D.R.'s Mom always did that with her kids when they were at home, and now we will continue the tradition for our girls. That will be birthday celebration part 4! Just perfect for a 4 year old.

1 comment:

Nilu said...

My goodness!!! What fun!!! What a grand B'day celebration and the B'days not even here yet!

Loved ALL the pictures...boating was an excellent idea!!!