|Birthday girl eating a cupcake after dinner|
The night before her birthday, Andrew and I set up the decorations in the house to make it look festive for when the birthday girl awoke. Balloons hanging from her doorway complete with balloons and a birthday banner in the kitchen, just as my mother always did for us growing up, helped to make it feel festive - even if she didn't quite "get it" yet!
She awoke to us both singing and pointing out balloons, and we all quickly scurried into the living room to show her the other decorations and gifts. No need for wrapping paper or big fancy gifts, most came from Salvation Army, and the big ticket item was a Remo floor drum for her to bang on until her little heart's content. I'm sure Andrew and I will be trading ear muffs for years to come because of this purchase, but we decided it's important to introduce music and have it a large part of her life since it's a large part of ours - even if at such a young age. Start 'em young, right? Especially if we have the next Susan Tedeschi on our hands! :)
Andrew cooked a mean breakfast - Omi's favorite - of pancakes with lots of syrup (she reminds me more and more of Will Ferrell's Elf character), strawberries, and bananas. Starting out the day with lots of sugar, and the sugar rush only continued! A good friend brought cupcakes for lunch and we had cupcakes after dinner, and I'm making a strawberry cake for our picnic this Saturday. We're all going to be in a sugar-induced coma by the end of the weekend, and I'm ok with that! The next excuse for cake and frosting is December 14 - Deddy's 29th birthday, so we've got a while to work off this sugar high, thank goodness!
|Breakfast with Deddy before he had to leave for work|
|Jude and Naomi sharing a cupcake in the park!|
|Back in the Day Bakery is so cute and helped with the perfect ending!|
|unwrapping gift from Unkie Jason - GA Aquarium passes!! Woohoo!! Thanks Unkie Jason!|
|earmuffs! :) I love these things!|
|Practicing walking in the backyard|
xoxo, The Lees