Pictures from Julia’s 4th Birthday Party

by Susan

I’ve had a couple of weeks now to accept that my first baby has turned four years old!

Julia and me on her 4th birthdayIt simultaneously breaks my heart and makes me beam with happiness.

I had begged the Lord for this baby. For my Julia. I had picked out her name and dreamt of her for years and I wept when I thought that she would never be.

But after 3 and a half years of tears and pleading with the Lord to let me be the mother of my precious Julia, I discovered He’d answered my prayers.

The Lord gave me the baby daughter of my dreams. And 2 and a half years later, He gave her a baby sister. I thank Him constantly and I love my girls more than I can begin to explain. I am beyond blessed and beyond thankful.

Our Family

Julia turned four earlier this month and we had a wonderful time celebrating. On her actual birthday, her best friend Madison and her cousins Jackson and Olivia came over for a little pizza party. Then on Saturday she had a dozen of her friends and cousins party with her at a gym.

Julia and Madison

Here’s a taste of Julia’s 4th birthday…

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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Monica May 24, 2009 at 10:09 am

Happy Birthday Julia!! Four is a fun age, challenging, but lots of fun!


2 Maria May 24, 2009 at 10:35 am

Happy Birthday Julia!!!!! It looks like she had a really fun one. Enjoy Year 4.


3 Maddy May 24, 2009 at 1:22 pm

Lots of fun. Love the rainbow cake, that’s always one of my favourites. Many happy returns.


4 Therese May 24, 2009 at 2:37 pm

Awww, what is amazing is that 4 seems so long ago. My daughter Julianna just turned 6 on May 16th and it is really scary that I cannot remember when she was 4 all that clearly. I know that now she is so different, she has really matured in 2 years. She is still stubborn as anything, but she has definitely grown a lot.

I am glad that you were able to get pregnant after trying year after year and were able to have another child after that. I always feel for woman who cannot get pregnant, in all honesty some time I do not understand why it works the way it does, with women that can have kids and they do not take care of them, and others not being able to have children, I guess I have to face the fact that it is not for me to understand.

Happy Birthday to Julia


5 Rebekah May 24, 2009 at 5:06 pm

Aw, happy birthday to your daughter! You are truly blessed :)

I have a much more emotional time with my older daughter’s birthdays than my younger.


6 Shelly May 24, 2009 at 6:56 pm

Happy Birthday to your sweet girl!!


7 JT/BigBabyBargains May 25, 2009 at 10:57 am

Too sweet! I have my son’s one year old birthday in a few weeks. Time passes so quickly so enjoy every moment.


8 Angie May 25, 2009 at 1:37 pm

What a beautiful family! I’m so glad that your prayers were answered! God is great, isn’t he?


9 Bonnie May 25, 2009 at 1:37 pm

My youngest is 4 today. I too am sad and happy at the same time. It is hard to realize my BABY isn’t a BABy anymore


10 Carole M May 25, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Oh those pictures are so sweet! Happy Birthday Julia!


11 Will Blog For Shoes May 26, 2009 at 1:10 pm

Happy Birthday Julia!


12 Jenny May 26, 2009 at 11:04 pm

So cute! We just celebrated our daughter’s 5th birthday!


13 Stephanie May 27, 2009 at 12:46 am

Thanks for sharing those happy moments with us!

Susan, you are so photogenic. You always look stunning every time I see a photo of you.

Happy Birthday to your sweet little 4-year-old!


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