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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Birthday My Baby!

Talia had a great birthday yesterday. I had worked the night before, so Kyle got her out of bed when she woke up and let me sleep in a little bit. When I got up to get breakfast going, she ran right up to me and said "Mommy! It's my Birthday!" She was so excited. I sang to her, and then we got pictures of her putting the last day on the birthday countdown.

I tried to doze during the morning. No luck at sleeping, my daughter was bouncing off the walls with excitement. Around 11, I gave up, got up, and started making her birthday treats. She told me last week that she wanted "Pink cupcakes, Mommy!" My husband wanted yellow cupcakes, and I wanted chocolate, so I made both. I ended up using mixes, because I was tired and didn't want to have to think about it(when I bake when I'm tired, sometimes I forget things...or calculate ingredients wrong...). Talia really enjoyed the beaters....
From Talia's 3rd Birthday

After lunch, Talia and I laid down for a nap. She hasn't been napping well lately...but honestly, all I really need is the quiet time. If she wants to play quietly in her room for an hour or so, so that I can get a nap before I work, that's fine. I was really tired, though, so I was hoping she'd fall asleep. I fell asleep...only to be awakend 20 minutes later. Alec, trying to be nice and helpful, had heard Talia playing in her room, and got her up (she still doesn't realize she can let herself out of her room...it's nice). So, I didn't get any more sleep...

I made the frosting for the cupcakes. Pink, for the birthday girl, and purple, because it's MY favorite color :). Then we showered, and dressed Talia all up in her new birthday skirt and shirt. She was SO VERY EXCITED!!!
From Talia's 3rd Birthday
From Talia's 3rd Birthday

I got the cupcakes all frosted. Since events of the past couple of weeks made most everyone unable to attend a bigger family birthday party, we decided to just have our own little celebration. We did have extra cupcakes, though, so Talia and I delivered some to our housebound relatives. Along with a couple of my friends, who share a birthday with her.

Talia wanted McDonalds for dinner, so I picked that up for the kids on the way home. We opened presents...which she LOVED...then we ate and had her blow out the candles on her cupcake.

From Talia's 3rd Birthday

She then proceeded to lick all the frosting off her cupcake, and then played with her new toys all night.

She went to bed singing the Happy Birthday song to herself...it was really cute.

She had a good birthday, and it wasn't nearly as difficult for me as I thought it was going to be.

3 comments:

Rachael said...

K, I had to check before heading off to bed. Just in case.

She looks so cute. I love, loved how excited she was for her birthday. It seemed as though she was preparing for her birthday all month long. I guess some of her excitement rubbed off on me. You may have started something with the cute (home-made) outfit for birthdays though. I may have to do something like that for Kimmy.

I can only hope Kimmy is as fun and excited about her birthday month as Talia has been for hers.

Mindy said...

WoW! Happy birthday Talia!! Time certainly does fly..

Megan said...

You know what just boggles my mind... Talia's hair!! Abigail's hair is barely past her ears and still barely growing in the front. I cannot believe Talia's beautiful, long hair!! Yes, of course you can link to mine and I'll link to you if that's ok. I've been wanting to find your blog and I still need to find Adam and Heidi's. We missed seeing you guys at the birthday dinner!