It's such a cliche, but I really can't believe my baby girl is three. She is so tall and runs so fast, and she's a fearless little climber. She's imaginative and creative, telling me the most wonderful stories. And best of all, she's just really sweet and grateful and happy. She says thank you, and I love you, "what a lucky girl", and "thank you for the lovely dinner, mommy", and gives hugs and kisses, and is a wonderful little person who dances through her days. I am so lucky.
|Liesl's birthday breakfast of choice: cereal. We offered pancakes and french toast and eggs, but no. Cereal.|
|You wouldn't know it, given his look of surprise, but this is the gift that Sebastian picked out for Liesl at a toy store - he was very adamant that he would buy his own present for her, with his own money, in person. It's a cradle for her babies. :)|
|A chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream from Baker & Spice. yum.|
|Our neighbor Zoe (a 4th-grader) brought a present for L and stayed to watch the afternoon session of opening presents.|
That was Sunday. Phew. On to Monday!! Birthday party with playgroup friends!
|The birthday girl wearing her new dress (from Nilsa) and waiting as patiently as she was able for her friends to arrive.|
|Black-bottom cupcakes. Delicious, and easy to make. Yum again.|
|Liesl wanted to take a self-portrait with mommy.|
|We read a story about birthday monsters, sang our usual playgroup songs and then happy birthday, and then the kids tucked into the cupcakes and fruit.|
|Pumpkin decorating! In a fit of madness and hope, I brought out glitter glue and sharpies, as well as stickers and googly eyes, and let the kids go crazy. It was awesome.|
|More presents... lucky girl.|