Monday, March 21, 2011

Three!

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She has a hard time holding up her fingers the right way, so she'll show you the okay symbol and exclaim she's 'free'.
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Her party was a fairy-jump-dance-blast. When the music stopped they had to find a polka dot to stand on-- she'd pick hers up and move it to stand right next to her friends. They danced (read: jumped) for almost an hour BEFORE the sugar. We did cake and ice cream last so that everyone's blood sugar crash happened on their own turf.
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Flower PB&J's are way tastier than triangle ones I'm learning in party-aftermath.
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Haven found this little family a couple weeks ago and had the worst day when I told her we had to leave them at the store. This was a first for us, and I left feeling like the worst mama. Our good friends who listen and love just about as best as they come rescued the little family and delivered them to their rightful three-year-old mama. So great.
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Our camera failed to accompany us, but we had the BEST time at the Please Touch! museum in PA. Tiny grocery stores, puppet shows, carousels, child-driven buses and rubber duck rivers were the order of the day. Jon took the day off to spend with his best girls and we ate it up.
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Birthday morning she awoke to candles, favorite donuts, and another round of the song she loves to hear with her name smack in the middle.
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Tents and princess crowns, magnadoodles and tiny figurines are doted upon all day. Lunch is had at the slightly scary Rainforest Cafe (really, a snake right at the entrance?)
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Three just may be my favorite. I say that with every stage, but I mean it this time. Potty trained, filled with 'why?', wants to fly, lives in a princess dress, thinks I'm 'boo-ti-ful' and applies chapstick at every turn is wonderful. And I don't take it for granted. Thank you, Lord.
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About to crash at the end of a great day of celebrating God's good gift.
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3 comments:

Angela said...

Jennifer, I love this party idea, and it looks like you all had a blast. The birthday princess is so sweet!! Taylor used to dress up like Cinderella too, I miss those days, 3 and 4 are some of my favorite ages.........the pre-teen stages so far.....not my favorite in a few ways, but super in a few ways too. Your such a good mommy!! Take care!

Tiffani said...

jen how awesome! haven's party is so cute! love all of the fun and creativity flowin in there:) {and don't forget to post that suger cookie recipie;)} she is so stinkin beautiful! and I agree, 3 is one of the best stages(even if the "terrible twos" arrive a little late;)
love your home too!!

Tiffani said...

oh and p.s. love your new layout/colors on here!