J has been a patient little girl, she started anticipating her birthday two months ago!
After L, her little sister’s birthday party, she’s really been looking forward to her party more than anything. She’s talked about it, “it will be a princess tea party.” She’s giggled about it, she’s told her dolls about it…. and her puppy dog.
On her birthday, which was a week before her party, she was lounging in bed sleeping late (for once). She almost never sleeps past 5:30 am, but we actually had to wake her up at 7:30 am. Talking to her softly wasn’t working, we were hoping to surprise her with a gift after she was fully awake.
As soon as we wished her a happy birthday, her eyes got wide! She sat bolt up right with all the excitement she had in her and exclaimed “It’s my birthday!”
But she was really looking forward today, to being the center of attention, to opening her presents, to eating cake and sipping ‘tea’ which tasted suspiciously like pink lemonade with strawberries in it.
She loved every minute of it.
We are very grateful for all of our friends and their little ones for coming over and making today special for her. She wore her self out completely!