It's a good thing we found out Guy's sister was okay since we had a very special occasion to celebrate this weekend...
Lizzy turned three on Sunday!!!!!:)
The celebrating started with a small party at school for her on Friday.
Guy and I were able to come and spend some time in her class with the birthday girl and her friends.:)
She got to share her poster with all of her pictures on it...
She was way too happy about that!:)
Then, of course there were cupcakes...pink ...of course!!!:)
On Saturday, another little girl in her class had a Princess birthday party. Lizzy was so happy to see Cinderella and we had to snap a picture.:) ( Do not ask me where this girl's mother was able to find an actual carriage here in Nigeria...I was blown away!!!!)
Birthday morning!!!! She got tons of presents and would barely sit still for me to take her picture...as you can see by the blurry picture above.:) (All gifts were brought in our annual shipment.:)
The birthday girl and her big brother.:)
Now, it was time for Lizzy's birthday party!:) It wouldn't have been possible without these two great ladies...Happiness and her friend Josephine.:) They are great helpers and of course, the food was edible because of them!:)
We had her party outside at the playground. The weather held up ..no rain...but thank goodness there isn't a temperature camera because you would feel the 90 degree heat with the 200 % humidity...
We had a Hello Kitty party ( Again, using things I brought in the shipment....glad she was still happy with that theme considering I did the shipment last June.:). She loved having her face painted with whiskers and her cat ears she made.:)
Her new bike for her birthday!:) She loved it! You can tell I live in Nigeria when every time I look at these pictures, I think to myself, "Yep...that was in the shipment , also!"
Birthday cake time!:) The kids had fun decorating the cupcakes with sprinkles( yep...you guessed it!!! Brought in the shipment!:)
Quick family picture!:)
Lizzy and her buddy, Erik:)
Of course, we had more presents to open from Grammy and squire and other friends.:)
She loved the nightgown from a dear friend of mine!:) It's crazy how busy our weekend was! As I was thinking about writing this post, I realized how much fun we had this weekend. Sometimes I wish we could take a quick weekend trip out of the compound, but we really can't drive too far away from our compound without security.....
Here, we have to make our own fun. It just doesn't come that easily here. And somewhere in the middle of all the fun we had, my little girl turned three!:)