On Thursday Brian bought a new guitar which totally made Annabelle's day. She loves playing guitar in music therapy and was so happy to get to play at home now.
We decided that rather than having birthday parties the week before Christmas and her be overwhelmed with a ton of presents we would start having her birthday party on her 1/2 birthday which is June 18th. It's also much easier to have a dairy free environment at our home rather than at an indoor facility in winter. We had a Disney Jr. party for her Saturday afternoon. Lots of her friends came and had a wonderful time. It was a beautiful day, 70's and sunny all day.
Sunday Annabelle rode in her first horse show. She did great at all the games they played and even won a purple ribbon. After we had some lunch and she did some dancing with the other kids then we did a stroll & roll 1 mile walk to benefit the Equicenter where we do horse therapy weekly. Another beautiful day, perfect for being outdoors all weekend!
We also got her a big birthday present now rather than right before Christmas. We got her a little Mercedes-Benz to ride around in. It came with controls in the car and a separate remote for us to control it since she has trouble steering and holding down the gas peddle right now.
As always I apologize for the pics being out of order, I upload them in order then blogger mixes them up to some random order. Also, there are a ton of pics (I think 100 total). Just so many great ones and such a wonderful weekend I wanted to share them all <3
Annabelle right before the her horse show Sunday
mini photo shoot on the side of the house
the announcer for the show
Carrying her cup for the cup game
Receiving her ribbon
Out on the dance floor
Dakota and Sherif JJ from the Monroe County Sheriff's department
All ready for the walk
Veterans program, many vets ride at the Equicenter for PTSD
Jamming with daddy
Getting the party started - 100% dairy free :)
waiting for her friends to come
Annabelle's princess Sofia cake (my first fancy cake)
loved the cake!
Annabelle & Julia
Annabelle, Julia & Grace
Ella, Annabelle, Julia, Grace & Amy
parachute fun <3
pool of tissue paper!
kids loved the bubbles!
Brand new Mercedes-Benz (only time we will say that to her LOL)
Goes up to 4mph!
learning how to play music and honk the horn
playing with her new play-doh from Grace