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Really, could a three year old's day be any better?
Waking up to surprise birthday decorations handmade by mom.

 Chocolate Chip muffins for breakfast.
 A brand new shirt made by mom to proudly proclaim your age. A trip to the park and the library.
 A Happy Meal for lunch.

 Decorating your own birthday cake.


 Cake and Ice Cream.

Playing with a friend and new toys.

Really, this could be her best day ever. I'll admit, I may have been overcompensating just a little since her previous birthdays have sucked. For her first birthday we were temporarily homeless- staying in Grandma's basement and desperately looking for a place to live. Her second birthday was literally forgotten in the trauma of moving. Seriously, Anna wanted to pretend it was my birthday. I was trying my best to unpack boxes so that we would have the necessities of life. I told her to go pretend it was Ellery's birthday. Ten minutes later I realized it really was Ellery's birthday. So, I wanted to make sure this birthday a really good one. I think I succeeded.


Chia Williams said…
So glad to see you had a wonderful birthday! You were born on a very special day. My neice, Emily, arrived on this day 10 years ago!
zack_todd said…
I am super excited my special girl got to have an awesome birthday. Happy Birthday Belly, I miss ya and hope to visit you soon!
debbie said…
That does sound like a great day. I think the 3rd birthday is the first one where you can make it fun for them and they even notice! I love the decoration you made. I didn't really decorate for Evelyn's birthday because I hate having balloons in the house (they cause all-day fighting and make me nervous about choking). The flag thing you made is perfect and so cute and festive.
debbie said…
Hey, Trina. Is there a tutorial somewhere for the flag birthday decoration you made?

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