My sweet girl, you were so excited about your third birthday. It’s hard, when you’re just a little thing, to figure out how Birthdays work. Everyone else was having birthdays, opening presents, blowing out candles, eating cake…and every time you would ask, “Will it be my birthday now? Tomorrow? When will it be my birthday?”
When you got home from breakfast I had all your presents wrapped and waiting on the coffee table so you would see them right when you walked in the door.
We let you open a few small presents right away, and saved your bigger gifts for after dinner when Grandma and Grandpa W. would arrive. You gasped and clutched your Hello Kitty chapstick rings, and positively beamed when you opened your very own bag of Jelly Beans. Your Daddy glanced over at me and said, “Sheesh, were there no small bags of jelly beans at Target?” I just grinned sheepishly and shrugged.
We bought large and small gumdrops from the big bins at the grocery store. We fished the tiny cookie cutters out of the big box of cutters and you and your sister helped me roll out and make little gumdrop flowers.
We sang Happy Birthday loudly and you suddenly got a little shy. The chocolate cake was enjoyed to it’s fullest, and got spread from ear to ear.We love you darling girl, you make us laugh everyday with your goofy smiles and funny phrases.