Our little lady girlfriend is three - how did that happen so fast? She's been very excited about her birthday for weeks, as most little kids are, and has been mostly intent on discussing the dessert menu (cake, ice cream and WHIPPED CREAM!) She got up on her birthday and came and crawled into bed with us, and we listened to the Beatles "Birthday," which she loved. Then we spent most of the morning cooking and baking. Pancakes for breakfast, our dinner meals, and the world's ugliest birthday cake.
Our families came over after nap time, and it was GAME ON. Ellie immediately opened any present that came into her orbit and was so excited about each thing she received. She immediately requested an outfit change into her new shirt from Mimi, and then she and Gigi started making jewelry with the new beads Sara had gifted to her.
It is so sweet to see Ellie with her grandpas. She may run to her Gigi and her Mimi first, but she knows when she needs a sucker... err.. a playmate, it's best to hit up Pa or Grizz. Pa for gentle play, Grizz for screaming and rough housing.
And then, for reference, when I went in to take a sneaky photo of her at 10:30pm (the time of her actual birth) SHE WAS STILL AWAKE. This is why I roll my eyes whenever anyone suggests that Ellie will go to sleep without a fight. The kid hates being well rested.
Adam had been tired the whole party, but hung in pretty well. He was happy to snuggle between Mimi and Gigi, with a brief break to get smashed up in the ergo. Then at the end of the night, we tried to get a few family photos.