The birthday party day arrived and she was SO excited she couldn't even nap!
She got her very own birthday crown.
She felt a little shy when guests started to arrive...
She loved her gifts, as any three year old does :)
Mama was so proud of her girl, who was all smiles and laughter until her head hit the pillow that night.
Funny story: she couldn't blow the candles out! She tried and tried, but just did NOT understand how that whole thing was supposed to work (also, note my hand keeping her from putting her face directly above the candle flame). It was hilarious! She looked at me and her face said, "mama, what the hell is up with this? Give me some advice here!" - and I didn't know what to tell her! I didn't know how to explain how to blow out a candle (as opposed to simply spitting, which was what she basically ended up doing). I guess we should have practiced!
It was such a good day!