K woke up this morning and her floor was covered with balloons. I said ‘where did they come from?’ ‘From my birthday.’ ‘Yeah, but how did they get here?’ ‘From my birthday.’ ‘So they just magically appeared because it’s your birthday?’ ‘Yeah.’ If I would have known they would just magically appear for her birthday, I wouldn’t have killed my lungs blowing them up.
Breakfast was chocolate cake, as she requested. As a bonus, we put fresh strawberries on it. She ate all of the strawberries but wouldn’t touch the cake. J tried to give her a bite and she said ‘you know, I just don’t like cake’.
She opened one gift from us (the How to Train Your Dragon toy), her gift from MIL and FIL (Happy Birthday Barbie) and her gift from Wyvie (I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today and a book of fairy tales). She was very excited about all of the gifts and we got pictures of her holding each one with a big cheesy grin on her face.
She played with her Imaginext Dragon World Fortress (we call it the dragon castle) (we gave it to her early, on Monday night) and her How to Train Your Dragon toy together. Toothless can actually perch on top of the castle, which is pretty cool. Then we took her to see How to Train Your Dragon in the theater. There was a group of kids from a child care there and she tried to join them. She kept wanting to seat hop, so after taking her out twice to negotiate with her, we finally just left.
We took her to Cold Stone and they gave us a buy one get one free deal for her birthday, even though we were supposed to sign up online. She wanted strawberry ice cream with strawberries mixed in and sprinkles on top, so that’s what we got her. Of course she ate ours instead – banana ice cream with banana, graham cracker, pecans and caramel mixed in.
We took photo booth pictures, but they didn’t turn out very well because there’s a delay with the camera and K wouldn’t sit still. After that we drove home so she could take a nap. She threw a fit the entire way, because she wanted to go fly a kite, which is what we’re going to go do after she wakes up from her nap. We might take her to the arcade too, because she really wants to play games.
The package my mom sent her was waiting for us when we got home and we let her open her gifts before going to sleep. All 13 of them! Somebody went a wee bit overboard! It was mostly clothes, though, and those are always appreciated. She also got her a really nice blanket, a picture frame (that says ‘you’re a gift from above’, I asked my mom ‘above what?’, she said ‘from God’, I said ‘we don’t believe in that’, she said ‘but I do’, I said ‘yeah, but it’s coming into our home’), two framed pictures of angels, and four porcelain figurines (one for newborn, one year, two year and three year), plus $10 in her card.
For dinner tonight, I’m making honey lemon chicken (marinating now), mashed potatoes, green beans and black olives. She’ll have the rest of her strawberries too. And maybe a salad. Really hungry just thinking about it!
My wee little 5 pound 15 ounce baby is now a 38+ pound three-year-old! ♥