Birthday excitement

To say The Little Sis was excited about her third birthday would be an understatement. For weeks leading up to the big day, she eagerly talked about how much she was looking forward to it, including one endless stream of thoughts wherein she declared everyone who came to celebrate her birthday would wear “handbands” (headbands), and spinny dresses, and sparkly shoes, and that she wanted pink cupcakes. (I managed to get this speech on video, thankfully. It doesn’t sound funny at the moment, but it cracks me up how overenthusiastic she gets about it.)

We decorated the house with balloons and streamers, which she was thrilled to wake up to find on her birthday. Instead of taking cupcakes to daycare for her class, we sent freezer pops, which are one of her most favorite treats, and perfect to celebrate a summer birthday. That evening, we did dinner, opened presents (which were definitely dominated by Frozen merchandise), and enjoyed the hot-pink cupcakes I made. Every few minutes during the evening, she’d say, “I’m so excited it’s my birthday!” All in all, I think she had a really nice day. I was a little afraid she would wake up today disappointed that it wasn’t her birthday any longer, but thankfully that wasn’t the case. It’s funny, but I really didn’t expect her to get SO into her birthday this year; she even said she wanted to have all of her friends come and celebrate with us (though we didn’t do a real party with classmates this year…The Big Sis had her first party like that at age 4, so we’ll likely do the same with The Little Sis).

As for me, I know it’s cliche to say, but it’s hard to believe it’s already been three years, but at the same time, it’s hard to remember what life was like without her.


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