Our sweet girl turns three today. We were all buzzing with energy last night, wrapping presents in leftover Christmas paper for Piper to open this morning during her party. This morning we woke up earlier than usual; Will snagged a pavilion by the playground and set up decorations, which included a pinata and various Dora the Explorer themed goodies. I stayed home and prepped food like mad — chocolate ganache, tea sandwiches, guacamole, and a rainbow fruit tray with little vegan marshmallow clouds. Though outside the wind snuffed out the tiny flicker of birthday candles, and flies swarmed around the food as soon as lids were lifted to grab a nibble, nature could not hold back our joy and celebration. It felt so good to be among family and friends, and to feel just how much love and support we three (the birthday girl, in particular) have from them. After the party my sister came around with her four children and we played even more! Well, they played and we drank instant coffee and put our feet up, watching the beautiful chaos that ensues when you get five cousins together. After a late lunch, when everyone was beginning to feel a bit tuckered out, we all snuggled up in bed and read Just Say Boo! and Little Goblins Ten. Now she’s sleeping soundly in our bed. When she wakes up I’m sure she’ll want to look through her presents quietly, now that everyone is gone. Plus, there are still two more cards to open… the fun continues 🙂
I love you Piper. You’re getting to be such a big girl now. You’re developing such an independent spirit, a great sense of humor, a wonderful curiosity and thirst for knowledge and adventure. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, that is until the next one!
Mommy and Daddy