Monday, February 22, 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday, Baby Girl

Today, at 4:16 PM, my princess turned 3!

I really, really, really can't believe she's already 3. It seems like she was JUST born.

How did she go from this...

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to this...

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to this...

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to this...

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to this...

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to THIS?

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My baby girl had a great birthday! She opened a small present this morning, before Grant went to work. Then, she removed all the balloons from her room, and put them in the living room!


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She was thrilled to wear her birthday outfit again, and proudly sported it all day!




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I tried to take pictures, but it was nearly impossible! She was on the move, and not into having the camera in her face!

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She rested and watched some cartoons while Dylan was in school.

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I spoiled her with some mini, powdered donuts for her snack. The mustache is proof.

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We picked up Dylan, and then she played with her new toys for a bit, before taking a nap.

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Grant and I celebrated Lexie turning 3 by buying new living room furniture this afternoon! Lexie had a blast in the furniture showroom. She made sure to test out every couch, and after we bought the set we liked, she informed us that she wanted a WHITE couch! No, make that, RED!

We let Lexie pick a restaurant for her birthday dinner, and she choose Burger King. She's never been inside one, and only ate their food once, so I'm not sure why she chose it. I'm thinking her brother may have influenced that decision! She barely ate, but had a great time at the indoor playground. She really showed her age today, by venturing into the play structure on her own, and talking to other kids-two things she doesn't do much of!

We headed home, and finally let her open her birthday presents! She waited very patiently all day, and never even asked about her presents. She methodically opened her gifts, barely even cracking a smile until they were all open. She can be so serious...and efficient!






I felt bad, because she was so itchy today, from her eczema. This picture says it all:

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She loved everything she got! Dylan bought her a Mermaid Barbie that she saw on TV. Grant and I bought her Littlest Pet Shop Portable sets, Strawberry Shortcake dolls, the Strawberry Shortcake pool, Strawberry Shortcake Boutique, a Strawberry Shortcake Bubbly Bath set, Polly Pockets, Puppy in my Pockets, Sleeping Beauty MegaBlocks, A Barbie with a horse, and the Barbie carriage/hot air balloon. We had to open every box before we could have cake!

We sang to her again, and this time she laughed and smiled through it. I successfully got it on video! We each posed for a picture with our best girl.

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After a bath (with her new Mermaid Barbie), some playtime with her new toys, and a snack, it was time for bed!

And so begins our adventure with our now 3 year old!

Happy 3rd Birthday, to my sweet, beautiful, baby girl! I love her with all my heart. She may be a "big girl" but she'll always be my baby!

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16 comments:

  1. What a sweet post! She looks like such a big girl:) I think my favorite picture was the one with the powdered donut mustache!

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  2. Happy Birthday Lexie!!

    I'm a little jealous over all those Strawberry Shortcake toys. :)

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  3. Happy birthday to your precious little princess. I know how you feel about all the changes in that short period of time...how do they grow so much so quickly? I love her birthday outfit, and know she did, too. And congratulations on your new furniture celebrating Lexie's birthday...All around, great day!!!

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  4. Beautiful post! I'm glad she got to have two fun-filled days for her special day. I just love that pic with Dylan hugging your belly.

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  5. Such a sweet post! I hope Lexie has a very special birthday. It is so fun celebrating our children and the blessing that they are.

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  6. she looks like she had a great day

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  7. Happy birthday Lexie! The pictures say it all, looks like she had a blast. Her outfit was simply adorable!!
    P.S. I love the cakes, it looks so yummy!

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  8. She is seriously so beautiful, Stef.

    Happy Birthday, little Lexie!

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  9. she is such a little doll!!
    she looked just the same as a baby too {you know...only smaller :)}

    glad she had such a wonderful BD

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  10. Looks like she scored!!! She's so cute:)

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  11. Oh, and I Forgot: HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEXIE!! :)

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  12. I know I say it all the time, but man, she is sooo darn cute.

    Looks like she had a great birthday!

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  13. Happy Birthday to you beautiful little girl! It looks like she had a great birthday!

    P.S. - where did you get her outfit - too awesome!!

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  14. I can't believe she is 3! It seems like yesterday she was born. Time does really fly by.

    Oh and I am stealing the balloon in the room idea...that is awesome!

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  15. She is absolutely adorable! What wonderful pics! She looks like she had a blast! Trevor turns 3 on the 9th & he is SO excited!

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  16. congratulations on your new furniture celebrating Lexie's birthday...All around, great day!!!
    party video

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