Chloe turned 3 yesterday! We started the day out singing happy birthday to her in bed. Then she got up and saw the banner on her door and the butterfly balloon! Her expression was awesome. She was just so happy!! Everything we did today was her choice, and she loved all of the attention and special care just for her. I could tell she felt very special. It makes me think we should do special days more often than just on birthdays.
She had been waiting all week to open the presents that "the mail lady brought" her. We did let her know they were really from her Great Aunt Emily, although I think she may still be giving the mail lady the credit :)
Yay we love books!!!
Maddie even got a present (thanks Emily!)
She got a special card from Great Grandma and Grandpa. She is starting to understand money, and wanted to "go to the store and buy food for everyone". How adorable.
croissants for breakfast!
And a chocolate milk straw :)
I let her have skittles after her shower, and she probably only ate two. The rest she arranged in different patterns.
Next we were off to the bouncy house place.
They now have quarter kid rides there too!
After that I asked her where she want to go to lunch "at a restaurant and have a balloon and ice cream and where they will sing to me". Red Robin it is! check check check! She ordered Mac and cheese and mandarin oranges and orange juice. Then got a birthday sunday accompanied by a super exciting birthday song! She loved every minute.
Next she got to pick out her very special present from Mom and Dad. Which will it be, pink or purple? "Hmmm let me think about my decision..."
"I choose Purple!!"
------------------------3 hour nap goes here!!!---------------------------
Andrew picked up the horn on the way home from work. Chloe told him she wanted the "blue excuse me horn" we saw last week at REI. He did even better and found a pink and purple one! I have to say she might like the horn more than the bike.
We tried the method of taking off the pedals so she could practice balance first....but it turned out that the bike was a little too tall for that, so Andrew just pushed her around for a while before he re-installed the pedals and training wheels.
We gardened and weeded a bit, and walked around the yard.
Then went inside to decorate her birthday cake that I made while she was napping. Note to self, next year don't make the cake without Chloe. Making it is her favorite part! Of course there were too many sprinkles and Chloe had to "try" a few.
Chloe wanted Thai food for dinner, which worked out since Maddie was ready for bed at 7! She loves pretty much any food but Thai food is definitely a big favorite of Chloe's. Usually she eats all of the broccoli (literally all of it to the point where Andrew and I don't get any) but tonight Thai noodles were the star!
Happy Birthday song!
Favorite Color: Pink and Purple
Favorite Food: Noodles (she was eating Thai noodles at the time)
Best Friend: Tuesday
Favorite Song: "a lot of different songs"
Favorite Person: Mama (sorry Andrew, I am just super fun! What can I say?!)
Favorite Activity: painting on my Buddha Board
Favorite TV Show: Diego
Favorite Movie: Cinderella
Favorite Drink: Milk
Favorite Book: Brobee's Birthday (we read that today)
Favorite Destination: "vacation"(when asked further) "on an airplane to vacation to far away places"
Favorite thing to do: Bicycling (got her first bike today)
What do you want to be when you grow up?: "you can't handle the truth when I grow up" AKA a lawyer.
Favorite Sister: "Manny" Her pet name for Maddie
Favorite thing to Wear: "Ppppppppppppppppbbbbpbpbbb" interview concluded.
Happy Birthday! We love you lots and lots!