Happy 4th Birthday, Dorothy! | McGowan Images Blog


Happy 4th Birthday, Dorothy!

Yesterday, you turned 4. And, per your request, we spent all day cuddled up watching your favorite movies, and telling each other our favorite “imaginations”, and snacking on your favorite foods. I love that when asked what you want for your birthday, you genuinely think, “MOVIE DAY!” before you think of a list of presents to recite. You make us so proud.

You’re a diva, darling… there’s no getting around it. But as long as you remain kind and good natured, I suppose we can live with the diva-ness. 🙂

You get more beautiful every day, and we know your fourth year of life is going to be just as magical as the others have been. Because while we do our best to give you a magical childhood, you should also know that you bring magic into OUR lives, every single day you’re with us.

We love you, sweet Dorothy Jane. Happy Birthday!


  1. Mad says:

    Good gosh. The cuteness just multiplies with every passing shot. Happy birthday Doofy!

  2. jenn says:

    You have the most beautiful girl on your hands!! These are ALL gorgeous, but that last set of Pirate Fairyness is just the best thing ever! Happy birthday pretty girl 🙂

  3. Rachel says:

    These pictures are gorgeous (as always)… your little girl is soooo beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your special times with all of us 🙂 Happy birthday, Princess Dorothy!

  4. Christian U. says:

    I am absolutely in love with these photos! I am so impressed, and seriously it blows my mind how CUTE she is! Perfection

  5. The Nan says:

    Love these gorgeous pictures of our sweetie! The first set is so sweet and beautiful, but the second set is truly our darling! Princess Zarina, the pirate fairy! Little imp is a wonder to watch grow. Nanny and Papi love her the most!!!!!

  6. Erica says:

    A perfect mix of whimsy and imagination! I love this!

  7. Brianne says:

    Most adorable little Tinkerbell I’ve ever seen! What a fantastic way to commemorate her special day 🙂

  8. MaryAnn says:

    Where ever do you find these awesome costumes??? They are just magical and soooooooooo Doofy! I don’t know too many pirate fairy princesses (at least I hope I interpreted this correctly!), but it fits Miss Doofy to a T. Are you sure she’s not my grandchild??? I ALWAYS want the movie birthday. 🙂

  9. Toi says:

    Amazing and wonderful. I love every picture! I have a soft place in my heart for little girls with long hair running in the wildflowers. My granddaughter is the same. And Princess Dorothy is beyond EPIC. Someday she will look back on her childhood and she will think it was the most awesome, magical time ever because you and Mack are her parents. Thank you for sharing your family with us. 🙂

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  11. megB says:

    Don’t worry about me. I’m just over here sobbing into my yogurt, because there’s NO WAY this little one could possibly be FOUR. She’s my favorite tiny human, and I feel so lucky to know her.

  12. Chelsea says:

    So Gorgeous. Her hair is amazing! What a gift to have such an imagination… we could all use a little more of that sometimes! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Amber B. says:

    Oh my!! She’s the cutest little ever!! She’s so sweet and I love the pirate fairy costume!!! These are so awesome!!

  14. Kevin says:

    The first boat pic is pure magic!!! Seriously, McG littles make us want one!!!!

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