Saturday night (the day before her birthday) we decided to open the gifts that my mom (Didi) sent. At first she was more interested playing with this Melissa & Doug cupcake decorating set (from our neighbor) to open gifts, but she finally came around.
Didi sent some snazzy shoes,
a snazzy dress and another pair of snazzy shoes,
a snazzy shirt and a snazzy blue-jean skirt,
and some (snazzy!) colored pencils.
The next morning she opened the presents from us, and one present from my dad (Papa John).
Lorelei got Sydney a new leotard for dance:
She loved the doll bed we got her. She put her baby to bed right away.
There are always babies or stuffed animals "sleeping" in our house. Sydney is constantly shushing us because of this. Hmm.
She loved her Hello Kitty purse from Papa John:
That morning, after presents, we had breakfast and some birthday cake and then went to church. Later, after Sydney's nap, we opened the rest of the presents...more pictures to follow!