At long last the day has arrived....the day she has been talking about DAILY since December. The birthday party she basically planned herself at two is finally here! I cannot believe this little girl is three.....time moves so quickly, but for some reason I feel like it has gone the fastest with Kyleigh.
Oh she melts my heart....
Much like Caleb when he was her age, she is in the horse stage....she lovessss horses...playing with toy horses, riding real ones, visiting them.....
She was thrilled to go to the park to visit the horses for her three year photos....not so thrilled with the picture taking part however....we may have bribed with munchkins.....
There was a LOT of silliness involved.....and of course she has me laughing so hard that it eggs her on all the more, which made things take a bit longer :)
She started getting delirious towards the end....
She is just so precious and has SO much personality! She's definitely a strong one....
She knows what she wants, and she says it like it is!
She loves to laugh....enjoys helping in the kitchen....needs her play time periodically throughout the day, which is so fun to see as she uses her huge imagination....keeps up with her big brothers without hesitation....makes us all laugh....loves to give "big squeeze hugs and kisses".....is so "cited" (excited) about everything....and is just such a gift to us!
She had her special birthday night out with Meme and Pops last night (where she rode the carousel SEVEN times!) and then slept over. So we had everything set up and ready for when she walked in this morning :)
I think the whole day was a bit overwhelming - even though she has talked about it for months - but she enjoyed everything overall! She was so excited about her presents...even Caleb bought her one with his own money :)
I think we were equally as excited....
This little girl is so tall, she has quickly outgrown her little tricycles
We weren't sure if she was ready for this, but she took off right away!
She then proceeded to tell Levi he could have a turn on her bike....in a way that said he should be honored to have such a privilege. He obliged and she "taught" him what to do, and helped push him in her little mothering way. She then told Caleb it was his turn, and he too played along...but she told him he could do it all by himself. After they had their turns, she proceeded to "remind" them that they needed to say thank you! HA!! Which they did, and she politely said "you're welcome."
They are such good big brothers <3
I started planning her birthday party months ago, knowing that once the baby came I'd probably be too busy. I'm so glad I did! It's so much fun to work on all these little projects to make it special for them, and Hello Kitty turned out to be a pretty easy theme to go with! Good 'ol pinterest had loads of ideas that were doable...and really inexpensive!
We set up when she was napping....so fun to watch her look at everything....
She wasn't hearing it that Hello Kitty was a decoration and claimed her immediately :)
Everyone started to arrive and she got pretty clingy....
But her favorite dog friend showed up (with a balloon attached) and helped her out of her funk!
Sweet Bailey to the rescue!
Karina brought Ruby, which was also a big hit!
We love enjoying all of our friends pets! :)
Busy making jewelry :)
The cake that started it all! She saw this Hello Kitty ice cream cake in the market back in December and that was the start of her daily talk about her hello kitty party!
She was really all about the presents....which I told people not to bring because this kiddo has everything....
And in typical toddler fashion she jumped from one to the next like a crazy lady....so if it didn't seem like it, I promise we are super thankful for all of the thoughtful, generous gifts! I was able to really see everything when we took it out tonight and you all really did too much! But thank you <3
She was also all about the gumballs....so next birthday, I think she'd be satisfied with a bag of these!
Thanks to Pops for providing some more entertainment....the kids loved the microphone!
We are so blessed that God has entrusted us with this sweet little girl!
I hope she felt as loved and special as she is today!
Happy 3rd Birthday Princess!