Today my little girl woke up sweeter than sweet, with a smile from ear to ear. She snuck into our room without a sound and nuzzled into my face, eager and ready to start her official birthday.
We had already celebrated on the weekend with a birthday party, with three of her little friends, Tamias, Arianne and Anna.
All the kids played really well together. The first hour of the party they spent consumed by the helium balloons. Then they crafted a donkey's tail each with stickers and sparkly glue - for a good old game of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey.
Isla made her mom proud and was very gracious about opening her presents. The hit of the party was the tube from her Auntie Kie, Uncle Mark and cousins Fraser and Sophie. I think that Roscoe enjoyed this gift most of all.
The kids then got to decorate their own cupcakes after we sang in the cake. Turning three, Isla told me later, was much better than being two. She insisted that we have another party the very next day again, so that she could continue celebrating (and eating chocolate cake).
Today's events were a little more low key, but we were happy to get so many phone calls and messages from loved ones - thank you! Isla finished her big day as sweet as she started it, with a cuddle and no fuss about going to bed at all. Maybe I should be feeding her chocolate cake more often?