A Super Fantastic Day of Awesomeness

October 15th, 2011

My daughter turned three today.  I’m not sure how it’s possible, but each and every day for the past three years, I’ve discovered that I love her even more than I did the day before.  She is smart, and funny, and knock-you-down beautiful.  She’s also sassy, and moody, and whiny.  She’s three all right and I love her so much it takes my breath away.

This is the first year she really knew her birthday was coming and got psyched up for it so we tried to make it awesome for her.

It started with breakfast.  When she got up, she was met by balloons, a pop tart and chocolate milk for breakfast, and a lovely Birthday Fairy hanging from her chair.

The Birthday Fairy is a carry-over from my childhood.  She has a beautiful porcelain face and a tiny pocket on her back, just big enough for one wee present.  She always hung on my door the morning of my birthday.  This morning, she met Miss Mouse for the first time, bearing Tinkerbell stickers in her special pocket.

We did a 5K walk this morning — a fundraiser for my work — where there was much fussing over a wee girl’s birthday, and balloon hats were plentiful.

Presents in the afternoon (more about those later) and then a birthday dinner with cupcakes.  Oh the cupcakes.  The pictures tell the story of her joy.

Oh, the anticipation…

She tried to share…he just looked scared.

Hooray for birthdays!

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