Monday, April 20, 2015

THREE

Ashlynn's birthday was Saturday, but we celebrated all weekend long.  However, there were no pinterest parties or themed meals, just quality time spent with people who love her making her feel as special as can be.  Don't get me wrong, I love a pinnable party and crafts that come with them, but with all the current house projects going on and just living life I didn't have the motivation to pull that all together.  Not to mention, those parties are for me.  My three year could not care less about minor details, she just wants love and attention.... and some presents and cake.


So that's what we gave her.  And all day long the look of pure joy never left her face, and the feeling of stress never came to mine.


On Friday night, she had a daddy daughter date night for tacos.  I scored Dragons Love Tacos last weekend when it was $5.33 and they had been reading it at bedtime all week.  After breakfast on Saturday, dad took the girls to the playground as I headed to Wegmans to grab the goods for ice cream sundaes and pick up a bouquet of Frozen balloons.  The gift that keeps on giving as the girls are currently tossing the half deflated latex balloons around as I type this up.  Afterwards, Sis took a nap and I took Ashlynn out on a mommy daughter date to a girls salon.  She got a mani/pedi complete with glitter polish and rings and an a updo (elsa hair) with glitter hairspray.  Then we walked over to the cupcake shop where she picked out a carrot cake cupcake all on her own.  We came home and rested a little before the grandparents and our playdate friends came over to celebrate.  Pizza and ice cream, nothing fancy, but the kids were too busy playing and enjoying the beautiful weather to care.





She finished the big day with her first night in her brand new big girl bed.  A few books with dad in her new favorite nightgown, and it was time to turn out the lights.  Thankfully she was was exhausted and fell asleep easily and hasn't seemed too bothered by being in a new room.  


I'll gush more about her at three years in another post for the memory books.  But she really is such a joy.  Trying on some days as she's definitely more of a threenager than a terrible two, but she's really is so sweet natured, polite, curious, and caring. Happy Birthday, sweet girl!







11 comments:

  1. happiest birthday sweet girl!! I love an easy birthday party, we are definitely going to be doing less snazzy birthdays as the girls are only one month apart.

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  2. I loved your idea of moving her to the big girl bed on her actual birthday. That was really special! :)

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  3. Happy 3rd birthday Ashlynn! Honestly, it sounds like she had the PERFECT day. Like you said, parties at this age are for the parents. I'm not even sure we're having one for Mason this year. I want to take him to Disneyland (which I know at this age is still kinda for me but seeing the joy on his face, I know he is enjoying himself) so I think we might just have a quiet family dinner on his actual bday. The look of pure happiness on her face makes you know you made the right decision! She was probably in heaven on her special date with daddy and then her special date with mommy!

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  4. No way she is THREE, wow. Totally agree that with each birthday, the party becomes less about mom and dad and more about the kid. As long as there are presents and cake my children are totally happy! Although you know I love a good Pinterest occasion as much as you;)

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  5. Happy Birthday sweet Ashlynn!! xx

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  6. Aww so sweet! Happy birthday Ashlynn! You know I'm a big fan of simple parties...looks like hers was a blast!

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  7. Love that ya'll did a small, in size, celebration. Big to her though and probably big to ya'll since you were able to enjoy the quality time a bit more! I might have to consider something of this nature for my little ones!

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  8. this. THIS looks like the perfect way to ring in THREE. and ashlynn totally looks like she agrees :) and that little play structure? HELLO AWESOME.

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  9. sweet girl! i can't believe both of our girls are THREE?! looks like she had a great birthday to me! :)

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  10. looks like a perfect birthday!

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