happy 4th birthday, ivy girl.

This past week we've been celebrating Ivy's FOURTH birthday while also trying to figure out how our little baby is practically schooled-aged already. On her actual birthday we went out to waffles before she got picked up for her big birthday date with grandparents. Once she got home we played with new toys until it was time for a pizza date and a trip to the Disney store to pick out just ooooone more present before bedtime. It was a birthday miracle that they happened to have one very last Frozen dress that was returned to the store that day, in just her size. (When I hear myself talk about how 'rare Frozen memorabilia is', it makes the realization that I have a 4 year old that much clearer. I'm such a dork.) 

Fast forward to last night when we threw Ivy her birthday 'dance party' for all 100 of our closest friends and family. Since it's already so hot here, we decided our only option was an indoor party. Since our house would probably pop open like a bag of Doritos in the altitude if we invited everyone we loved over, we sprung for a little air conditioned dance venue that could more comfortably host everyone. We kept it low key and got dozens of donuts, borrowed a light and DJ kit, blew up some balloons, and threw some party favors on the tables. It was so fun watching all those sugar-high kids get loose on the dance floor together. I always feel so warm and fuzzy when we get all the people we know and love together at the same time, it makes me realize how many wonderful and good people we have in our life. Thanks everyone for coming out to wish Ivy a happy birthday-- she felt incredibly loved and so did we! 

We failed miserably at getting any pictures because we were having too much fun dancing and visiting, but check out this little Instagram video I snapped towards the end of the night. 

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