Yesterday was the day that Lilly turned 3 and I turned 33. A special day indeed starting with Lilly getting to wear whatever she wanted to school and taking her special treat to hand out to the class. We made popcorn with m&m’s which was fun to make because we are a popcorn loving household!
I spent the day getting the house and goodies ready for the big event. We invited some of our friends over to partake in a taco bar, Rainbow themed, birthday bash. Everything was looking good by the time Lilly got home from school and after a mandatory preparation nap, she was ready to party…..well, she was getting there anyways but her wake-up is a little on the slow side.
The guests arrived toting the requested donation gifts for the Community Kitchen and a few gifts for the birthday girls. Parties tend to not really be for the people throwing it but for the people attending it. I felt like I didn’t really get to “see” anyone but enjoyed having everyone here to bring the good birthday vibes.
We sang Happy Birthday and ate some of the ice cream cake I managed to make…it turned out great! Lilly chose to eat one of the cupcakes instead of a slice of cake and I chose a slice of cake (or two when the party was over.)
Then it was time to enjoy our gifts. People were very generous and Lilly took the time to open each card and place it on the TV stand.
Willow spent the first few minutes of the party peering out from her high chair. She gazed unsure at the crowd of folks sometimes sticking her lip out almost crying and other times gracing us with her half smile. She went to bed fairly early which was a gift to me so I could enjoy the party.
This past year of my life has been filled with lots of changes, much growth, and a happy family to love each day. Our blessing are many and I look forward to 33…….
Lilly went to bed that night carrying a single blue balloon and talking about who was at her party. She even woke up this morning wondering, “Is Alice still here? She gave me some stickers!” And now life with a three year old begins…….