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!