Thursday, July 24, 2008

Lily Belle's 4th Birthday

Happy 4th Birthday, Lily Belle!!!!

Our Lily Belle is 4 today. Our first born. Our outgoing, social, singing, dramatic, friendly, caring, funny, and imaginative, Lily, is FOUR!!! So hard to believe. She has been such an amazing blessing to our lives and to our family. She makes us laugh...HARD...every single day! We love her so very much, and thank Jesus that He brought all 8lbs. 11oz. of her into our lives 4 years ago today, July 24, 2004 at 6:32 a.m.

9 months pregnant

She here!!!

Lily's Fancy Nancy Princess Party

We had Lily's party today, as well. If you know our family at all, you know that it is a running joke that if we McWhorter's are planning a party outside, it is going to rain or storm!!!! It rained at our outdoor wedding 8 years ago. It rained the day Lily was born. It rained for every party the girls have ever had in the past 4 years. SERIOUSLY!!!! You can ask our friends. But, if you also know us, you know that Conn and I are so easy going and just laugh it off and roll with the flow. So, instead of Lily having a Fancy Nancy SWIM party, we had to change it last minute to a Fancy Nancy INDOOR princess party, here at our house. If you don't know who Fancy Nancy is, she is a cute little story book character that is oh-so fancy and just happens to be just like our sweet Lily. We have been reading her books for a couple of years, and decided to plan Lily's party around that theme.

Birthday cake in bed

Birthday donuts
Fancy Nancy Princess Party

Sweet Cousins
Princess Crowns and Koozie (for the boys) making time
Fancy Nancy showed up to read her very own story!!!
Present time
Lily's Puppet Palace
Cake time
Pinata time

The anxious crowd awaiting the goods!
The cleaning crew. :)
We ended the night with a concert performed by none other than the birthday girl herself!
Hannah Montana guitar with microphone. Thank you Georgie and Evie!!


Janet said...

It was such a fun party! We are so thankful for our precious Lily Belle - and her entire family. You did such a great job with the quick change of plans.

Love you,

Jaclyn said...

ADORABLE!!!!!!! Everything turned out super cute. I love the cake and where did you find the cute crown cookies?
Also, i LOVE your idea of bringing the small cake in the bedroom in the morning...i might have to copy :)
Happy Birthday sweet Lily!

Kara Gordon said...

So cute....

Allison said...

LOVE THE GUITAR PICTURE!!! You seriously know how to THROW the best PARTIES in the World! We had a great time, we love and adore Lily Belle! She has the sweetest heart and SHINES in every situation she is in! Happy Birthday Lily! We love you!
Miss Alli, Georgie and Evie

Lacey said...

The party was a lot of fun. You guys always do such a great job entertaining the kiddo's. Mine had a blast and slept GREAT last night. And Gavin has been sword fighting all morning. And you know I love Grandma's cookies- to die for! YUM! Hope Lily had a GREAT birthday. hard to believe she is four already. One more year until she is five! Holy moly Guacamole! Where has the time gone????

Julie Marler said...

Our sweet Lily Belle has been such a blessing to all our lives for the past 4 years. We knew we would love her - but had NO idea what a ray - no a BLAST of sunshine she would bring into our lives every day!! She laughs, loves, sings, dances, and TALKS every second that she is awake! Thank you Lord for this precious little girl! We pray blessings on her life and that she will serve You with all that she does!
What a fun, fun Fancy Nancy Party! The girls were beautiful princesses and the boys were such boys with their swords! The decorations, food, and cake were Yummy!
Thank you Jesus for blessing our family in ways that only YOU can!
We love you Lily Belle!!
Mammy & Pappy

Lorren said...

Happy Birthday, sweet girl!

Sarah S said...

Happy 4th Birthday Lily Belle!!

Love You -


Emily said...

Happy birthday Lily! It looks like everyone had a great time, and the decorations look amazing! And your girls looks so cute their dresses.

Joshua and Sarah said...

Looks like so much fun! I don't think I ever realized that she was born on our wedding day! So cool!
Ashley, will you plan my next birthday! =)

Kathryn said...

Happy Birthday Lily! You're party looks like so much fun! We can't believe you are FOUR!!!! Holy Cow!!! We miss you and sooooo wish we could've celebrated with you! Enjoy being're big time now!! We love you!!

Uncle Steve, Aunt Kathryn, Braxton and Nash

stephanie said...

Love the pic of the boys at the fancy nancy table! Priceless!!
What fun the kids all had! Happy Birthday to Lily!!

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

Ok, first I have to tell you that I have a little girl named Maggie Belle!

Second, I am planning a princess party in a couple of weeks and hopped on your blog for ideas. You did a fantastic job!