Last weekend we got to celebrate a very precious life. Yes, CurlyQ turned three! I am so grateful for this little girl.
This was her first day in the world.
This is her now. A little lively girl with serious spunk. Sometimes, her voice could fill an opera house. Other times, she can be as quiet as a mouse and play for hours in her little fantasy world. She is very thoughtful, attentive and compassionate; A touchy feely type of girl. Her hair smells like muffins and she likes to sleep with 3 different snuggle blankets that all look identical. She loves her Papa above everything, (but she also really likes me.)She said she didn’t want a lot of people at her birthday (I think she secretly overheard me say that cause I am not so sure a three old knows what that means…anyhow, we just smiled and nodded to that request.) We spent the day together doing things as a family that we don’t usually do: Row boat, eating out, then a park train ride. Then we came home and her Uncle came over and we opened the rest of her gifts.
It was so simple, but very lovely. She didn’t have one fit the whole day (big deal). She went through the day with a quiet contentment that surprised Samuel and I both. Her sister, on the otherhand, was the exact opposite. sigh. Dishing out the right amount of attention is a toughy.
Plus, we had really nice weather.
The ducks are trained. They followed us everywhere looking for a handout.This is the life of a momma.The hu was terrified of the water. Sam had to move to us and balance the camera. She wasn’t too excited about that.I was searching through some of my previous pictures (which is so fun to do by the way) and I found her last 2 birthdays. She was so cute.
I love the cake in this picture. It just a wonderful picture to me of the fast and furious nature of trying to do anything other than normal with 2 kids that are so little. Ha, a melted frosting cake. My housewife abilities have improved since then…These are from her second birthday.Ode to Olivia Rose Josepha. My sweet.