Friday, August 21, 2009

Preparing for a Party...


Tomorrow is Sophia's 4th Birthday Party. We are celebrating with family and friends.
I am finding myself very emotional. Just thinking about it makes me cry. Most likely my daughter has never had a birthday celebrated. I don't even know how much she really understands about what a birthday is.
Tim's birthday was a couple of weeks ago and last weekend we went to Sophia B.'s party, so I am hoping she will understand what it means. I ask her how old she is and she holds up 3 fingers and then I ask her how old she will be on her birthday and she holds up 4 fingers.
She loves The Little Mermaid. My father got her the movie in Mandarin and she watches it and also watches the English version. So, we're going to have a Little Mermaid cake. She also loves the Disney Princesses and Tinkerbell, so I had a fabulous time buying her gifts in the Princess section of Toys R Us. I got her some Ni Hao Kai Lan things too, she loves that series.
It is raining today, so I hope we have good weather over the weekend!

26 comments:

Calico Sky said...

It will make it all the more special! I remember Princess and Sweatpea's first birthday parties ages 9 and 7, they were so exceptionally precious because they knew it was a first and wow to me it couldn't of been more special had they been 1 year's old! I hope she has a wonderful time!
You are right, it is emotional though, especially knowing there were probably many Birthdays that weren't celebrated.
((hugs))

k1 said...

I know of two guests who are excited to attend. Hope you all have a great time.

Shay Ankerich said...

Blessings to you all as you celebrate! I know how emotional it can be. I pray the day will be wonderful and full of memories to hold dear forever!!!
Shay

Truly Blessed said...

We can't wait to help her celebrate!!

Gail said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful little princess...I'm sure her party will be wonderful. I can so relate about how emotional it is, that part doesn't change...at least it hasn't for me.

Have a great party my friend!

hugs,
Gail

Dawn said...

Your timeline is so similar to ours...we were home one month and then celebrated Lucy's 4th birthday...she got the "jist" of it....and LOVED having the day be all about her..but isn't everyday??!! Hard to believe we are about to celebrate her 5th! I hope you have a wonderful Party...and can't wait to see the pics!!

a Tonggu Momma said...

How very special and emotional. Enjoy it!

Kim K. said...

I've got tears in my eyes reading your post. I was so emotional at Josie's first birthday home with us. Enjoy this very special moment. It's going to be magical!!! I can't wait to see pictures.

Holly said...

It will be perfect!
So happy that your princess is home to celebrate!!

Patricia/NYC said...

Sounds like this will be a very special birthday!! Happy Birthday, sweet Sophia!! And enjoy every precious moment!!
Sending big hugs!!

kerri said...

Wonderful, happy birthday wishes going out to a beautiful little girl!
Enjoy every second!

thatgirlblogs said...

Cat had her 3rd birthday here, shortly after she came home (5 mos)... we put 1,2,and 3 candles on her cake to celebrate all three at once.

Sophia will take to it, trust me. Cake and presents transcends borders beautifully.

A very happy birthday to your beloved girl.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

OMW... I have tears just thinking about you when she blows out the candle.. PRICELESS.. she is a Princess..
I sooo cannot wait to see the photos..
HUGS..
Love ya girly

Dita said...

OH, I am so excited for Sophia Jane to celebrate her first birthday with her family.

I can't wait to see the pictures!!

Rain, rain go away.....but either way, nothing is going to rain on THIS parade!

Happy Birthday, SJ!

Linda said...

How wonderful to celebrate her birthday this year and all the years to come. Don't worry she will love to blow out her candles and open her presents. How lucky you can now shop for girl toys, so much fun.
Happy Birthday Sophia Jane. Linda

The Byrd's Nest said...

It doesn't matter what you do for her birthday....the fact that she is with her Mommy and Daddy will make it so very special. You are a very special Mommy.

Steffie B. said...

Have a wonderful day....I am so sorry we can't be there....but we will get together again soon! ;)

Enjoy this special moment sweet girl....you waited so long to be together.....your dream came true!

hugs....
Steffie

Jodee Leader said...

Happy birthday to your sweet girl! She is going to have a blast!

Debz said...

Awww hope she does understand and enjoys it to the fullest.....It's all about Sophia day! Hugz Debz

day by day said...

Happy Birthday to Sophia! I hope she has a wonderful day....I know she will!!!

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

I'm tearing up just thinking about it too! Have a fun, fun birthday Sophia Jane!!! We are SO happy you are home where you belong!

Love,
Robin

Chelley said...

I am sure you will be able to give her a wonderful birthday!!

you are such a very sweet soul

Elisa...life as we know it. said...

A big Happy Birthday to Sophia...I hope she enjoys having her first real party just for her!

k1 said...

Happy Birthday Sophia Jane

Linda said...

Happy Birhtday, Little One!
You smile, Kim. You are so blessed to be able to make this child happy. She is doubly blessed to have you and Tim to be her forever parents. Have a great time with her. Hope the party is a blast!

Mommy Spice said...

Oh, Happy Birthday sweet girl. I hope the day is just perfect!!