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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Three.

If I close my eyes real tight and sit in quiet for just a minute it really and truly feels like she was just born yesterday.

Turning one, no big deal, I was still nursing, she wasn't even walking.

Turning two. Still so much my babe.
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{Last night of being two. Had to turn on the light to get this picture.}

But three?

She is on her way, world.
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First words out of her mouth Saturday morning.

"I am three."

No joke.

She had the cutest way of saying "two and a half" for the last six month up until Thursday.

Then she pretty much decided she was turning 5. And if I'm not careful she will, tomorrow.
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She's three now.

We celebrated her up all weekend, my friends.

And some people probably think we're crazy and that we're spoiling her and we do too much. But here's my deal. We've got four kids.

And we get to do a lot of fun and great things {many times due to this here blog!} but we also do a lot of shuffling and running from basketball to a choir concert to piano lessons to school pick up and drop off and let's face it, it's somedays a juggling act.

So if there is ever, ever, ever a day or time in my kids lives where it can be all about them, just them, I want it to be celebrating their birthday.

This weekend was her weekend.

We did it up big.


Picnik collage

Picnik collage
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Saturday: Mall of America. Rides. Rainforest Cafe. Surprise Dora cake from Boppa & Teresa.
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Picnik collage

Picnik collage
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Sunday: Party at McD's with 6 little friends. Cake pops. More cake with Grandma & Grandpa.
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Picnik collage

This girl with her big blue eyes, her smile that sparkles and her exuberance for life that just never wavers.

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Happy #3, Miss E. You are so loved and you love in such a big, beautiful way. You bring us more joy and love than you can even understand. Happy Birthday!

7 Comments:

Blogger Beth said...

I had my third birthday party at a McD's too back in the day - something about that makes me smile!

And the joy just radiates from her face. What a happy and loved little girl.

December 5, 2011 at 11:08 AM  
Anonymous Jes said...

Happy Birthday E! It looks like she had a wonderful time!

December 5, 2011 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Happy Birthday E!! She is such a joyful little girl, seeing her pictures puts a smile on my face!

December 5, 2011 at 12:11 PM  
Anonymous Dadio's said...

Was a great weekend for the celeberation for little E. We were so glad we could be at MOA for the end of day. Love to all. Dadio & Teresa

December 5, 2011 at 1:18 PM  
OpenID Gretch said...

I LOVE that you celebrate birthdays in a huge way!!

December 5, 2011 at 4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great time. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ms E. Love you all Janet

December 6, 2011 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger Anti-Supermom said...

What a happy girl, and she obviously knew that the weekend was all about her! You did a perfect job.

You are such a wonderful mom, Samara.

December 7, 2011 at 9:55 PM  

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