Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Very Special Birthday

This past Sunday little Saidie celebrated turning 4 years old with her first birthday party of her own.  As far as we know, Saidie's birthday was never celebrated in China.  Now after being in America for nearly 10 months and waiting (not so patiently) as every single member of her new family celebrated a birthday, it was finally Saidie's turn. 

Saidie chose Ni Hao, Kai Lan as her birthday theme which worked out well for our combination birthday/ adoption party.  We invited a few friends and family members, ordered chinese takeout, and ate birthday cake. 

Saidie posing with her fortune cookie cake and Ni Hao, Kai Lan cake

 Saidie was thrilled to be the star of the day.  The weather held out, even though it was a bit chilly.  We have been so blessed by loving, supportive family and friends who pray for and love on our kiddos.  Many of them came to help us celebrate. 

Thanks to Saidie's friends Mark and Deb, there was a special guest appearance by Ralph the pig at the end of the party.  

Eventually Saidie warmed up to Ralph and even gave him a little lovin'. 

After all of the guests left and everything was put away, Saidie watched a Ni Hao, Kai Lan dvd to finish her birthday evening.  


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for including us in Sadie's special day! It was so much fun to see her in action and enjoy life from the perspective of a 4 year old!! God bless you all as you enjoy your sweet family.
Vera (and Tim)

Paige said...

Happy 4th birthday Saidie! What a special day for her... finally! Love the cakes...

Christine said...

Happy Birthday Sadie! You are one AWESOME kid! Love, Christine, Christopher and Cadie from PA