Thursday, July 15, 2010

Anne's last day as a three-year-old

Today was Anne's last day as a three-year-old. I think she had a pretty good day! We did a little "photo shoot" with her posing and showing me how old she was today - Whitney joined in on the pics (despite the heat she cooperated... maybe she knew it was almost Anne's birthday). We ran some errands and then Anne wanted to go to Toys R Us to use her $3 coupon they sent in the mail to her with her Toys R Us birthday card. The girl at customer service gave Anne a balloon, a cardboard "crown" and announced her birthday on the loud speaker throughout the store - Anne LOVED it! She also had about 5 people while we were at the store wish her a happy birthday (they had heard the announcement). Anne picked out a cute Strawberry Shortcake lunch box with her coupon (+ a little extra from me). While we were there I looked into getting a water table for Whitney's birthday (she will never know that we gave it to her about 6 weeks before her birthday and I figure Anne and Whitney will get more enjoyment if we have it now). They were completely out but the girl at customer service said they had ONE that had been on hold and the people were supposed to pick it up by July 5th and they had never shown up. They were just "releasing" it today to be sold and hadn't even put it back out on the floor. It is the "Anchors Away" Pirate water table. The girl told me this has been the most "popular" one and they have not been able to even keep it in stock and this is the last one because they probably will not be getting any more in at this point in the season. When I found out it was an $80 water table (even though it is for Whitney's birthday) I thought "there is no way I am getting an $80 water table - they are normally about $40!!!" but then I couldn't help myself after I thought about it for a minute and realized how much Whitney enjoyed the water table yesterday and how good it would be for her to stand there and build the strength in her legs (without her realizing that is what she is doing). The girl asked me if i had the most recent Toys R Us coupon that had been mailed out - I said I thought I had it out in the car... I went out to my car and had a 20% off one baby item from Babies R Us coupon. It specifically stated that it could not be used for toys (and certain other exclusions) but she talked to her manager who was standing close by and they gave it to me! yeah!!!! Altogether it was a pretty lucky shopping trip - and Whitney's bday gift is taken care of!!! here are some pics from the "photo shoot":







19 comments:

Michelle said...

We'll be on the road heading to Orlando tomorrow, so I wanted to make sure to wish Anne a happy 4th birthday!!

Kayla got the $3 coupon too, I need to remember to use it before it expires!

That's great you were able to get that water table, and at 20% off - and what a fun looking water table!

Adrienne said...

Hope Anne has a wonderful birthday!! Love all the pics!

Lacey said...

Happy early birthday! Look at those cute girlies!

greenmama said...

It sounds like an awesome last day being three! Great pics!

stephanie said...

Oh Anne, you are a beautiful three year old and I can say you will grow even more beautiful as a four year old!

Have fun with the water table!

Love the girls outfits, so pretty!

Jill said...

Happy 4th Birthday Anne! Such cute pictures of the girls!

Sarah, Andy, Murdoch, and Deucey said...

Happy Birthday! We have a water table (the $40 kind) and honestly it has been the most used toy by both of my kids - they love it! The two of them play in together and make a huge mess of themselves but they have such a good time. I need to somehow work on M switching over to saying he is three instead of two.

Mel said...

That's a super cool water table! We got Luke a water and sand table for his 2nd birthday too, and he loved it! Definitely helped him stand for longer and the first thing he learned was how to climb up and sit in it!!! Super messy but super fun ;)

Melissa M said...

Happy Birthday Anne!

I'm sure the water table will be a big hit too!

Kele@ said...

Savy shopper!! I am going to have to go check out the table, I also need the little Miss Pres to stand without realizing it is work, as soon as she does she throws herself to the floor, sigh!! Stuborn stinker!!

Happy Birthday Anne! I wonder what you will be filling your Strawberry Shortcake lunch box with? If you are anything like Mikah, it will be everything in the world EXCEPT a lunch, LOL!

Precious pics of the VERY precious littles

my family said...

happy birthday little one

Holly Waligora said...

your daughters are beautiful, totally worth the expense of the water table! haha! My daughter Brooke just had open heart surgery for a complete av canal this past May, so it's great to read about Whitney doing so well! I look forward to coming back to your blog...

Karol said...

Beautiful!!!! Cherish every moment. I can't say that enough times, to enough people with children, especially those with a little something extra.

Laurie said...

Aw, Happy Birthday, Anne!!!

xoxo

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday Anne! I wish you hadn't told me about the water table, I may have to check it out. $80?! :)
They are so cute, I love her number 3!

Lacey said...

i'm glad you got the bows. I'll have to send you these new ones that Kristi showed me. They are dang cute, I think my new favorites! Do you use two or one in the girls hair?

Kacey Bode said...

Awwww, such beautiful girls!!! I always forget that Anne and Ella are so close in age. Tell her we hope she has a very Happy Birthday!!!

Steph said...

Hi there! I just found your blog on another blog I follow. Your girls are just BEAUTIFUL! Your youngest and my youngest look VERY much alike in the picture you have on your blog banner. Amazing!

Becca said...

Happy belated birthday to Anne!
I, too, just LOVE Toys R Us! We just used Samantha's coupon recently, too. With a whole lot of extra $$ thrown in by me. LOL
Cute pics!