In My House

Three!

My youngest daughter turned three a few months ago. What was supposed to be an art class party with friends became a small gathering of family at my parents’ house. It was still a good day celebrating my dear baby, but I held off posting about the day for the reasons I wrote about here.

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Now, as we prepare to celebrate my oldest daughter’s sixth birthday this weekend, I have been reflecting on these important festivities. After a lot of thought, not posting about my youngest’s third birthday seemed wrong. So here are some (very belated) photos and thoughts.

I have posted about each and every one of my daughters’ birthdays. The posts serve as a reminder of how special parenthood is, and how (cliché-alert) quickly those little ones grow. Not only are their birthdays fun for them, but they mark two of the most important days in my life.

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Despite the change in plans, our girl rang in age three in her true purple-loving style. My mom made the adorable Minnie Mouse cake and we dined on pigs in a blanket and fruit salad. We love the baby of our family. She loves purple, watermelon, her blanket, her sister, Minnie Mouse, and Daniel Tiger. She is often serious, sometimes silly, and always set in her ways. Happy belated birthday, dear girl.

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(Photo by Green Owl Media)

 

 

Adventures

Two!

I woke up Saturday morning to this face: That of an excited two-year-old and devout Minnie Mouse enthusiast.

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We enjoyed the park gazebo we rented for her first birthday party so much we couldn’t resist renting it again this year. This year’s theme was Minnie Mouse.

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My mom was responsible for creating the awesome cake.

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During the party a friend and I discussed how you truly don’t understand the phrase “they grow up so quickly” until you have a child of your own. It seems so cliché, but it so amazingly true.

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I cherish all these moments and love watching her grow into the person she will be.

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We were blessed to have a lot of friends and family attend to celebrate with us.

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Happy birthday to my dear girl. I cannot believe you are two. You bring such joy to our lives.

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