The next day we celebrated with friends and family in the backyard. Hannah requested a Winnie the Pooh birthday party, so we went with that. She actually wanted a princess party first, then changed her mind when "Pooh and Friends” visited her school. I was a little relieved…I could just see our back porch covered in tu-tu’s, glitter, and lots of pink. Winnie the Pooh has been a welcome change!
This is the only picture I got of her in her birthday dress. It was really hot and she soon changed into her bathing suit. Actually, I didn’t take any pictures. I get a little crazy in a crowd of people and forget everything I’m suppose to be doing. Thanks to my sister for snapping most of these pictures on her phone.
We played Pin the Tail on Eeyore. Hannah walked up and raised her blindfold just before she pinned her tail. She wanted to make sure it was in the right spot!
She was really shy this year when we all sang to her. She hid her face in Scott’s shirt for most of the song, but she was happy again once we cut the cake!
Opening a few gifts from the grandparents after the party.
This year, we asked everyone who came to the party to bring a teddy bear in lieu of gifts. Scott’s work collects these bears and gives them to the Women’s Center of Tarrant County.The bears are part of a program the center started to comfort abuse victims that arrive at JPS Hospital in Fort Worth. Last year, the center handed out nearly 600 bears to women and children, so they always have a need to keep them in stock.
Here is Hannah delivering the bears to Mrs. Melody.
They displayed them in the foyer for a few days with a sweet note attached. Thanks to everyone who helped us collect the bears. They were very excited about the donation.