Thursday, August 13, 2009

My Sweet Girl Turns 4

Shelby Girl is 4! We enjoyed a weekend full of fun to celebrate her birthday with family and friends. One of her surprises was a visit from Big Sister.
Amber and her boyfriend Brian came up from Louisiana to help us celebrate. We took the gang to Savannah for the day. Here is Shelby and Amber cooling off by a fountain.
Amber and Brian are in the throws of getting their PhD's and this was the only window of time they had before classes and writing and comps start. It was great to see them and Shelby adores her big sister.
During our visit this time we stopped into this amazing place. The Savannah Bee Company.
They have done such a good job with this store. The tasting bar is on the right where you can sample all of their honey's, honey comb, cheeses they make, etc. They have lined the place with sleek bottles of golden goodness. They gave something as simple as honey a cool and upscale feel.
This is every parent's delight. A playhouse beehive for the kids to play in and watch the "Bee Movie." There were books and games to explore, too. It let us shop around and spend time and not have to worry bout her getting into anything. Very good idea. We sampled, tasted and bought a few goodies. Make this a stop during your next visit to Savannah. It is located on Broughton Street.
At the end of the day, we stopped to see the ocean on Tybee Island and let Shelby get wet and sandy before we got back in the car. It was a great ending to the day. Now it was time to go home and bake cupcakes for her birthday party in the morning.
Shelby insisted that this year's birthday theme was to be Scooby Doo with green cupcakes. So much for the frilly stuff. Oh well, maybe next year! We had a small party for her and her friends. They got to swim in the pool and then have treats.
Later that day we then had the family over to celebrate and there was more food, more presents and more cake! Shelby was thrilled.
Everyone spoiled her rotten as usual and she is still making her way through the gifts. Thanks to all of you that sent cards and gifts to Shelby for her birthday!
I will always remember her like this. It seems like just yesterday that she was this small. Sweet Shelby, seeing you grow and having you in our lives is our greatest joy. Love you Shelby Girl. Stop growing so fast!!!!

11 comments:

Sugar Bear said...

Happy Birthday Shelby! I know the time is going to go by so fast with Chelsea. I'm trying to savor each moment.

What a fun party! Love the cuppies!

Karla

The Feathered Nest said...

Awwww Tammy, I can't believe it!!!! Shelby is now four?! What a wonderful party she had too....you are such a sweet mama!!!! Please tell her I said Happy Birthday hon....love and hugs, Dawn

Del said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHELBY!
Have a "Scooby Doo" year... XOXO

Lee W - The Way I See It said...

those green cupcakes looked awesome! I'm glad she enjoyed the day. Her gift from the Webers is patiently waiting to go in the mail... ;-) xoxo

Stephenie said...

Happy Birthday Shelby!!! She's a little cutie.. Her party looked so cute.. My son loved Scooby Doo when he was little.. I loved scooby too.. How nice you got to spend time with family..Love the picture of your family by the fountain... Hope all is well..
STephenie

MommaRu said...

Oh, Shelby's Happy Birthday pictures are precious. She looks so happy. She's definitely our little "Party Girl".

I was dry-eyed until that last photo of you and your precious baby. I remember so well the moment. Love to you and my sweet little "Georgia Peach". Mom

natalea said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Shelby! I miss you! xo natalea

CINNIBONBON said...

Ahh you and your baby peach are so cute! I love that infant photo of her and you together. Those are sweet memories.
Girl she is growing up super fast!! Hold her tight--mine was driving on I95 yesterday!! I don't now how this has happened!!!

Miss you all..xoxox to everyone

Happy Birtday Little S

Angela said...

Happy Birthday( a little late) Shelby!!! Those are such sweet pics Tammy, can you believe time has flown by so quickly? My oldest was 10 on Wednesday the 12th and Billy's was on Sat the 15th...I am birthdayed out. Enough already..I am the only one the cake sticks to.
Hope to see you soon!

Tam said...

OMG you were in Savannah! I have to meet up with YOU guys soon! I love LOVE SAVANNAH BEE COMPANY...Tupelo Honey is liquid GOLD! MY computer is still down but I had to see what you have been up to....MISS YOU BLOG so MUCH! Belated Happy Birthday Shelby! MY Native turns 4 August 25th too! Have a great great week!

SherryRoseBella said...

The pictures of Shelby's birthday are so sweet! I love, love, love the one of you & Shelby when she was a newborn...so very precious! Time goes by way too fast! Hope to see you soon, sweet friend!
Hugs,
Sherry