Thursday, June 14, 2007

More on the birthday girl



OK, so Lily's Birthday WEEK is keepin' us busy over here. The cards, presents, e-mails, and celebrations are not stopping! I know she is loving all of the extra attention, and I am just blown away by everyone's thoughtfulness and generosity. She received this fun little "changing room" last night from a very dear friend of mine (thank you Nicole). She immediately climbed in and checked herself out in the mirror, then poked her head out the window and said "peek-a-boo momma!" And, next thing you know, I'M in there with her...no pictures of that, though. (Sorry)

The three of us had dinner at Texas Road House -- all of us being such steak lovers it is naturally a family favorite. Lily didn't eat much, she was much too busy flirting with our waiter and waving at all of the surrounding tables...this child used to scream out in PAIN if anyone would so much as LOOK at her a year ago. Now she is a social butterfly -- it has been such a blast for me to watch her come so far in such a short time. As we left the restaurant she was smiling at all of the people we walked past and yellin' "YEEHAW!" (Which is what they yell when it is your birthday there)...


After dinner it was home to blow bubbles. (You had to see THAT coming, didn't you?) This is the Bubble Queen, afterall. So, I had bought a bunch of new bubble contraptions for her party, but they never even got opened -- the kids were all completely content to play on the swingset. So, we opened them up for Lily last night, and she was squatting like that for about an hour. Bless her bubble blowing heart.

Lastly, Lily received several new books that we have already been incorporating into our reading time. She is loving them! I can tell that age 3 is going to be one that I really enjoy. I have said that about every age thus far, but I think that 3 is something special. She seems to have an added sweetness. Perhaps it is an awareness of the fact that life is good and needs to be savored. She is quick to tell me she loves me sooo much and then she'll run out to the other room and say "Daddy, I really love my momma!"
Today we walked outside and she said, "Momma, it is such a beautiful day." I took her swimming on Monday and she kept gushing..."I really love to swim, momma... I'm really having so much fun, momma...thank you sooo much..." This is also the age of "Yiddy do it"! She is all about doin' it by herself. From putting on her shoes to climbing into her car seat. Back off momma, "Yiddy do it by yourself"...
(This is the last of the birthday installments. On to the next chapter. But, for those of you who commented on Lily's "party dress" in my last post, I wanted to let you know it is by Blueberi Boulevard. They have the cutest dresses and they are really inexpensive --sold at Kohl's and probably on-line. Check 'em out!)

22 comments:

Tracy said...

Sounds like Lily's having a great birthday week!! I agree that age 3 is going to be great. Once again, Lily and Hannah sound so much alike. Hannah's favorite phrase these days is "Hannah do it"!!

C.J. said...

Lily just melts my heart.

I love hearing about what she is up to.

Lauren said...

Looks like Lily had a GREAT time on her birthday. She is just adorable!

Ms. Dragonfly said...

I love seeing your little girl. Clearly loved and spoiled rotten; as it should be.

Carrie said...

Heart warming to hear all those, I Love yous........

She really was the Bell of the Ball at her Birthday party! The dress is very adorable from BB on Lily. She is quite the little princess sweetheart! Isn't it just amazing to see them grow into these little people. Stops you in your tracks!

Diana said...

Love the shots of her squatting and blowing the bubbles! I am looking forward the magical 3's as well.

LaLa said...

So glad she had a great birthday WEEK and I love the new dressing room. We have that birthday book too. Love it!

redmaryjanes said...

I'm glad that she had such a wonderful time! It looks like she got some great gifts.

Emmie said...

WOW it sure sounds like Lily is having a great birthday. I read last post but forgot to comment but her dress is indeed very cute. We'll have to check Kohl's for cute dresses for Sophia. Cute pictures of Lily as well. Lily and Sophia sounds so alike. Sophia is all about doing things by herself like getting into her carseat and putting on her shoes (just like Lily) :)
I agree, 3 is fun age! Definitly my favorite with Sophia so far! Cute post! :) Glad to hear the party went well!

Beth and Shayna said...

Just when you think Lily is cannot get any sweetie, she does! What a great celebration. I am sure you are going to enjoy her being three. What a fun age!

Steffie B. said...

You know we love her and you to pieces! So glad you are a family1 God is good! ;0)

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

Yeesh, just when I think she doesn't get any cuter, she jolly well out does herself.

Such a gorgeous little munchkin.

Holly said...

It looks like Lily has had a fabulous birthday week. That little playhouse is adorble. She is such a cutie!

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

I love reading the similiarities between your Lilly and my Katie. A year ago if anyone (meaning anyone but mommy) as much as looked at her she screamed bloody murder. Now, she will go up to people (when we're in the germ pit) and talk up a storm. Isn't it amazing to see how they just blossom?

So cute.

Rony

Steffie B. said...

Goooood morning....Happy Birthday! ;)

Can't wait to see you!
Big hugs girl and a smooooooch!

Sue said...

Happy Birhtday to YOU today Nikki!!!! Hope you have a great one!

Lynn said...

'Nuff about Lily! Did we miss YOUR birthday????????

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

Happy B'lated birthday Lily! Great pictures.

Verna said...

What a sweety. Three is definitely special.

crazylady said...

YEEEEHAWWWWW little bubble. BTW, does she blow bubbles in the tub from the 'other' end?

Daniella said...

What a wonderful bday!

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