Monday the 7th marks the end of my two-month marathon that began November 7 with T-Rex’s first birthday. Little Miss Sunshine is turning three. For some reason, three is hitting me as significant. All those little warning labels that say “not for under age 3, small choking parts” do not include her any more. All those games and toys that say “ages 3+” now include her. Games. That’s going to be fun. She feels older than three to me. It could be because when I asked her if she washed her hands after going potty this morning she responded, “No. I’m not tall enough to turn the water on.” She might as well have finished it off with, “If you get me a taller stool I can do it all by myself and I won’t have to ask for your help.” Gulp.
And so tomorrow I’m pushing housework aside and enjoying the day with my little gal. I have overnight waffles in the fridge ready to be cooked in the morning, a made-from-scratch strawberry cake with cream cheese frosting that hopefully tastes ok (I’ve never actually baked a cake from scratch before!) and by morning it will hopefully look like Cinderella.
Later this week I’ll pick up a regular blogging routine. Until then, Happy Birthday, Little Miss Sunshine!
I spent the day playing games with Liam and Elli. It is wondrous! Candy Land, Uno, matching games, rhyming games, made-up games, Perfection, Chutes and Ladders. Oh–I can’t begin to tell how how much more and more and more fun it gets.
And I KNOW that cake is going to look and taste outta this world–and I promise it’ll look and taste even more perfect if you let LMS “help” you do it. I promise.
Story Girl says
Jenna, I know that she is getting a game for her birthday and that’s when it hit me how more and more fun this stage is getting!
She’s looking forward to helping with the cake! She often runs around with a tube of my concealer and says that she is “decorating” a cake. It’s very funny.
We’re playing card games at night before bath time, after Hannah’s in bed. It’s too fun. We started using our bread cutting board to help her keep all her cards visible to only her for Go Fish and Uno. She’s so funny. She always repeats to us, “That’s just part of the game, Dada.” She does so well. It surprises me how she’s actually picking up on gaming strategy already. Kids are so smart! Candyland, Shoots and ladders, Uno, Crazy Eights, Go Fish, and I’m just about ready to pull our Phase 10. She’s just goes with the flow! Too fun! Enjoy today! Happy Birthday LMS!! Love and Prayers! A 🙂
Happy Birthday, Little Ms. Sunshine! I can still remember (like it was yesterday) when Dad was soooo proud, he couldn’t wait to share photo’s with his bus buddies.
Story Girl says
That’s a good idea, Amanda – games before bed. Hmmm…
Kesha, it seems like yesterday doesn’t it? Where did those three years go??