Happy THIRD Birthday to our little Miss S! Can’t believe my baby is three. She’s definitely hit a maturity growth spurt, complete with comments that come out of her mouth that I can’t believe she thought of on her own, more self-will and independence and well, just acting more and more like a grown up little lady.
We were supposed to have her big birthday bash today, but given baby brother’s unwillingness to make his appearance, we postponed it until next weekend so we can celebrate in style. We weren’t sure if we’d be in the hospital today or not, so we kept it low-key and (so unlike us) did spur-of-the-moment kind of things today.
We’ve been driving past a park that is a little further away from our house, but still within walking distance and we’ve always said we should check out that park someday. Well, today was a beautiful day for a walk to the “new” park and S was game to take a long jaunt (complete with her Dora backpack) to explore new places. Daddy and S had fun playing on all the new playground equipment and I sat in the shade and hung out with C-dog.
After a little snack and some water, we headed back home. S actually let me push her in the stroller, so she must have had a good time and needed a little rest!
After birthday “naps” (mommy needed one, too!), we pulled the cover off the pool and S spent a good hour in there splashing around. She also enjoyed showing off her big-girl manicure and pedicure that mommy gave her the day before.
Then we watched a Dora video and got dinner ready. J made us a tasty dinner the night before so we had leftovers.
Her big cake is reserved for the party, so we picked up these cute cupcakes at the grocery store to still be able to have some cake and sing happy birthday on her actual birthday.
And what’s a birthday without a few presents?
And if that wasn’t enough, after dinner and presents, Daddy took her for a birthday bike ride in her “princess carriage”. Now she’s washing off the day (and the sunscreen) in her “birthday bath”.
I can’t wait for her big shindig next weekend, but I’m glad we did some special things today to celebrate her third birthday. Apparently, a baby brother was not on her wish list for today 😉