last sunday, isabel turned four. as is danish tradition, we woke her up by singing the birthday song, followed by "happy birthday", whilst waving danish flags, and gave her presents in bed. she had only a few wishes, anything involving pink, princesses, jewellrey or dress ups. we gave her a ballerina get up, which she put on straight away and wore all day.
i asked her if she wanted the standard birthday breakfast - fresh bread rolls and pastries from the bakery. she requested pancakes, with fresh raspberries and blueberries. we whipped up some cream, and added some homemade blueberry jam we were given, and it was a wonderful breakfast!
the presents were a hit with this four year old girl....a beautiful princess dress, dress up shoes and jewellrey, and a couple of barbies (princess ones, of course!). being the centre of attention was actually pretty hard for her.
danish flags are a big part of birthday celebrations!
surprise! rainbow layers of sponge...pink and purple! the birthday girl was happy, so mama was happy :)
happy birthday, isabel! you bring so much joy to our lives, with your fiesty, opinionated nature and your silly faces. you are your own person, through and through, and can not be swayed from what you think is best. you are caring, sweet and thoughful, and always look out for your little sister (you even asked for a princess sword and shield for lucy for your birthday, so you could play together). you are a loyal friend, and love to swim and play family (mor, far og lille søster). you love baking, drawing/painting, and making bead decorations. most of all, you love to be with mama, no matter where i am. love you, sweet bel xoxo