My baby girl turned three years old today. She was thrilled, she kept asking us: "Now am I three?" We started the morning by opening her presents. Afterwards we went out to Cora's for breakfast. I didn't realize they did something special for birthdays, however shortly after they brought out our breakfasts the staff all arrived at our table with an apple cut into the shape of a duck (or maybe it's a bird?). It had a fireworks candle and the staff sang happy birthday to Lilah - she was so overwhelmed and shy and happy of course! After breakfast we took a little road trip to the Papanack Park Zoo and Lilah had a great time seeing all the animals she's only ever seen in books! She requested a Thomas the Train cake and that's what she got. She was over the moon with it! Really, she couldn't stop talking about it. I love how much of a mix my girl is, she loves Thomas the Train but at Cora's when given the choice, she asked for a pink balloon. I really like that she's girly, but still loves many things that could be considered boyish! Now that I think about it, all her stuffed animals are called 'baby boys'. She's never had one she's called a baby girl. Hmm. I can't remember how many times she thanked me, she said it a lot. She was just so in awe of everything and would look at me and say, "Thank you Mama". And really, it's the part that made me the proudest, just to see how much she appreciated everything. She's got the sweetest personality. We are amazingly blessed to have this sweet darling girl - our daughter - in our lives. Happy Birthday to our special 3 year old. We love you to pieces Lilah Gracie.
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