Her first microscope!
She was really excited about her princess Sophia doll from nana and papa B!
David was on paper duty as Fynn put every piece in his mouth!
After skimping on a birthday party last year, while I was pregnant with Fynn, we hosted a party down at nana and papa EIO's lake house the next night for the combined family and some friends. Of course, it was Sophia the First themed! We decorated tiaras, played games, ate lots of pizza and cake, and enjoyed the time together. Mia was in full costume for the thing, until she opened a gift containing new Sophia pjs - she was ecstatic! I was going to make purple cupcakes, but she decided (last minute, after seeing a photo that I had pinned on Pinterest) that she wanted a princess cake. So we picked up a bundt cake pan, attempted to dye yellow cake mix purple (it didn't work so well!), then ended up buying a bunch of purple frosting on our way out of town as I realized I didn't have any butter in my house to make the buttercream frosting I had planned on! All in all, it worked out just fine and she liked her princess cake! Her and Jenna had a fabulous time playing together and we had to pry them away from each other at the end of the night!
Mia has grown 4 inches (or so) in the past year! She's getting tall and big and just looks like a big kid now, no longer my baby girl. She's loving preschool - she started going twice a week to Hand in Hand, the daycare center at Concordia. She's loving it enough that she wants to go full-time and when I was attempting to explain to her that daddy and I needed to figure out money and the situation with her current day care provider, she said "Mommy! I know! I have that dollar bill, plus money in my piggy bank, so I can pay for preschool!" It nearly broke my heart. She then proceeded to find those thing as soon as we got home and didn't understand why she couldn't go back to preschool the next day. Needless to say, we'll be figuring out a plan to get her full-time soon!
She made me play-doh cookies for my birthday!
This is what happens when it gets too quiet in our house...