Monday, August 25, 2008

More Birthday Fun!

We had such a fabulous weekend celebrating Sophia's birthday! On Friday we picked up Doug from work and surprised him with a hotel in Sandy for the night. We had a lot of fun up there. We were all in need of a break and we definitely got one! We went to the Mayan for dinner (Sophia only freaked out for about the first 5 minutes) and then we went back to the hotel to swim and Jeffy, Thomas, and Merzy came and swam with us. It was so much fun! We woke up the next morning and had a yummy breakfast at the hotel and then came home and stained our fence. That night James, Tiffany, their cute kiddos, and Tiffany's sister all came down to celebrate Sophia's big day with us. We were going to go the Owlz game that night but the kids were having such a great time playing together that we decided to stay home. We were glad we did because we heard the game was packed!

Here's Sophia lounging at the hotel.Here she is blowing out the candles for the second time.
Here she is opening a present from Grandma Miller. She gave her a cute ballet skirt and matching hair thing.
Here she is posing by the second Blue's Clue's cake I made for her for Sunday night.
Here she is blowing out the candles for the third time (thank goodness she's three!) Another one of her presents came today. Doug found this pool online for about $8 and we couldn't pass it up. Sophia had a great time in it today (before grass got in the pool and she could no longer swim in it).
Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

P.S. Sophia had dance again today and did great! She went in all by herself and I was able to watch from the window! She did everything her teacher told her and loved every minute of it! She came out so happy and excited about it. It was truly a proud mom moment!


Mike & Lauren said...

What an exciting birthday for little Sophie! I love the idea of just getting a hotel for the night. We should try that sometime.

Congrats on the successful dance class!

James and Tiff said...

Yeah Sophia! I told you dance is fun:) She is so cute! Thanks again for having us down to celebrate her birthday!

Melissa said...

Fun hotel and tons and tons of cake. That is so great! What a birthday! And a perfect Sophie moment to end it all- grass in the pool. Classic.

Emily said...

You really should always spend a whole week celebrating your birthday! Yay for two cakes!

The recipe on my blog was from Better Homes and Gardens and is called Herbed Garden Couscous. If you can't get the link to work you could probably search for it on It was yummy!