|Her coming home outfit, the shirt from her 1st birthday, from her |
2nd birthday, and this year.
We just had a simple party on Sunday afternoon with close friends and family. Saturday I was camping with my oldest one's Girl Scout troop, so while I was gone, my husband took care of some of the party prep. He cleaned the house (yes, you read that right), ordered balloons, wrapped presents, and took care of a few other chores. We got home Sunday morning, and started in with all the prep for her party. Abby had decided she wanted cupcakes, so I made her vanilla bean cupcakes, and for the adults I made an orange cake. We kept it simple with all of Abby's favorite foods: fruit and veggie platters, chips and salsa, and pizza - she LOVES pizza! She had a blast being the center of attention-as usual.
|She had the sweetest look on her face as we sang to her.|
|Make a wish Abby!|
After the candles were blown out (it took a couple tries of course!) and she had gotten the first cupcake, she got right down to business opening her gifts. We had a hard time shopping for her because she doesn't actually play with toys. She has so many toys and she just doesn't play with them. And she is not a fan of stuffed animals. She would rather play games, do puzzles, draw, or go outside than play with toys.
We decided to get her a tricycle, since she is still a bit young for a bike, but wants to be big like her biggest sister. We got her a good old fashioned Radio Flyer- the one she picked in the toy store last month actually. Good thing Mommy has a great memory! ( It does have a handle on the back for parents to hold on to, but that will be coming off very, very soon I am sure.) Although she loves to have her sisters push her around- she thinks it's "Awesome". Of course, we got her a few other things too.
My parents got her the coolest bubble machine (my Dad picked it out). It's a leaf blower shaped bubble blower. The kid was in HEAVEN! So was our friend Chad- it was the first gift out of the package, and the first one played with... by the adults of course! They also got her a picnic table, earrings, and outfits, but the bubble blower was the coolest thing ever.
|Abby absolutely loves "Uncle Chad":-)|
Our friends also definitely spoiled her rotten with all of her favorite things and they all know her well- everyone included bubbles in their gifts. She loved having them here, getting to play with the kids, getting her birthday hugs, and just being the center of attention. She's a very lucky little girl to have such wonderful people in her life.
Luckily the rain held off so we could get in some outside time as well.
|I'm pretty sure this was her favorite gift!|
She has grown and changed so much in the past year- from a toddler into a preschooler. She can count to 20, knows all her colors, her alphabet, her animals. She has opinions, likes and dislikes, and a hilarious sense of humor. While I am sad that my last baby is growing so fast, I am excited to see how much she will change and grow in her 3rd year. Happy 3rd Birthday to our sweet baby girl.