Friday night I walked into Cordelia's room to kiss her sweaty sleeping forehead before I went to bed. I pulled her out from under the covers (she falls to sleep buried under a mound of blankets) and she shifted a bit before sighing softly and settling back down. I looked at her sweet face and had a moment as I realized that just like that we are at 3. How can she be growing so quickly? I have cherished every single moment of these past three years and I can't wait for each new phase, but I most certainly shed a few tears as I said goodbye to my 2 year old. When I awoke in the morning I was ready to celebrate the 3 year old who woke up and crawled into bed with us.Good thing too, because the girl was ready to par-tay, 3 year old style.
We started off the day with vegan chocolate chip pancakes, vegetable juice (she likes it), bananas and vitamins.
A short time later it was time to Skype with Uncle Ben and Casual Sara (Sara doesn't like the formality of the aunt title, she prefers to keep is casual), and their dog JRake. They had Cordelia laughing hysterically, particularly when JRake the dog did the Gangnam Style dance--Cordelia is into it.
A camera phone shot of the Skype call with Ben JRake and half of Sara's face
Later there was some play, a few gifts, lunch and a nap. Then fiiinally it was party time. We went to the park and met my family. My mother, father,brother Sam, Aunt Tina, cousin Steven, Great Aunt Michelle and Grandma Grace were all there. Also joining us was the WolfPack and Cordelia's BFF Sadie! Oh yeah, Bode the dog was there too, but he wasn't invited he was a party crasher.
My gorgeous and thoughtful mother (seriously, kindest person I know fyi) who happened to match the b-day girl
Elise and her great aunt Tina
Birthday cupcakes, vegan
Hug for great great aunt Michelle
My dad with his granddaughters
Eric organized a myserty/ scavenger hunt for the girls and they found two identical goodie bags! Shoen in the photo: ATina, Sarah and Ari,Sadie, Jos, myself, Cordelia, Eric, Michelle
Sadie, Cordelia, Eric
My aunt Tina, brother Sam, and party crasher Bode
Sarah with baby Ari, Sadie, Cordelia and I eating.
Cordelia and BFF Sadie enjoying some park time
Elise and her great grandmother Grace
My cousin Steven, currently in high school band, gifted Cordelia with trumpet music. He stayed a bit off and trumpeted away for much of the party. Adding a welcome quirky and unique background...he even played Eye of the Tiger!
The birthday girl was stylin'.
Need more 3rd birthday fun and/or other awesome blogs?
Read my friend Sarah's.
My mother has a blog
My Aunt Tina has one too!
My Great Aunt Michelle has a blog.
My Grandma Grace doesn't...what's up with that?