Miss A Turns Three

Miss A turned three on Sunday! The day started off great. Mr Dad got up early to run out and grab some wrapping paper, since I ran out the night before, and he quickly finished wrapping her presents. Then we went in to wake her up, and she lept up out of bed and hugged us both…we said “Happy Birthday Miss A!” and she said, “YAY, I’m THREE!”

So we headed out to the living room, and the first thing she noticed was that I had replaced the cover on her PBK Anywhere Chair…and said, “Ooh, Mommy, did you got me a new chair?” The old one had been stained, faded, colored on and torn and it broke my heart. She got it for her first birthday and it was sad to have to say goodbye to it (well, I guess we’re not saying “goodbye”… I’m saving it as a “spare”…) but she LOVES her new one!

Then she got right to opening her other presents.  I think her favorite is her Disney Princess scooter, though! Good call by Mr Dad, who picked that out for her.

 

 

 

We took a trip to the park in the afternoon for her third birthday photos.

Finally, we went to a barbeque for the parents of kids 4 and under from our church. It was SO much fun! The kids were all running around, splashing in the wading pool, swinging, and generally entertaining each other so the adults could sit and chat.

 

 

 

 

We brought a cake for Miss A to the barbeque that should pretty much have wound up on Cake Wrecks. The guy at the bakery wrote what was asked him too, and then he was like…”I’m not as good as the ladies, but will this do?” At that point, we were glad for ANY cake. You see, Mr Dad had stayed up until 2 AM trying to make her a cake. He burned the first one, so he switched to cupcakes and made a second batch. The cupcakes looked AMAZING, but when we opened them the next morning to decorate them, the inside of the container had turned into ant city. Not cool. But hey, at least we had cake!

Miss A had such a blast that by the time we got home, she was sound asleep…

She had such a wonderful birthday! I am so proud of her.

Three.

It’s after midnight here, so I can officially wish my precious baby a happy THIRD birthday.

We celebrated her last day of the “terrible” twos in style. We spent the morning at a local indoor playground that Miss A LOVES. I pretty much made her day by buying her an adorable handmade ladybug hair clip in the shop. We went grocery shopping and I treated her to a cookie and small bag of candy. We visited with her cousins, who came to play in her splash pool.

I’ll have a whole post dedicated to her third birthday  soon, but I didn’t want today to go by without acknowledging that three years ago today — the day she came into this world, showing her fiery personality and zest for life by screaming her head off before she was even fully out of the womb — was the best day of my life. And every second of every minute of every day since then has been completely and totally worth it.  Life has not been the same at all since the day she was born, and I would not change a thing.

Happy birthday, Miss A. Mommy and Daddy love you more than words can say.

Pinkalicious book read by the author – online – for FREE!

I want to thank Freebies 4 Mom for this!

One of Miss A’s favorite books right now is Pinkalicious! Thanks to Freebies 4 Mom, I found a link to Barnes and Noble’s online storybook where the author, Victoria Kann, reads Pinkalicious with a video containing illustrations from the book.

It’s free, and you don’t have to sign up for anything. Just click to hear/see Pinkalicious for FREE!

This is going to come in very handy when I’m trying to cook dinner…especially now that my little girl is glued to my leg pretty much all evening.

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post and was not prompted to write it. I benefit in no way and simply wanted to share this infomation with other mommies who have kids who love this story!