To celebrate her big day, I ran twice her age on Wednesday in some gorgeous weather! Finally, Chicago has gotten on board with spring! It was another fantastic run, and I returned feeling refreshed and not too tired. That is the best kind of run. I admit, I didn't think too much about my kids; I just tried to clear my mind in general. They say when it rains, it pours, and figuratively, it's pouring over here. But we are all safe and healthy, so it's just another challenge to get through. One step at a time (now the "step"metaphor can actually be taken literally! I plan on doing lots of running haha.)
Anyway, here's a look back at Big Girl's past birthday celebrations:
|about one year old|
|about two years old|
|3rd bday party - 2014|
We are two thirds of the way through the birthday celebrations! It's like a marathon, people! And I am about to hit the wall. But I'll keep plowing through - I've been training for this :)
Yesterday we kicked off Big Girl's third birthday with cards, songs, and school. She stayed til lunchtime when her sister and I joined the class for a little birthday treat - if you want to spice up your midday meal, share it with a bunch of three year olds; the conversation is priceless. We spent the afternoon at the park in some lovely weather with friends, and capped off the evening by ordering pizza and opening presents.
Today (part two of three), we had a bagel birthday brunch for friends. My hostessing style has always been to keep it simple, let them play and enjoy each other's company. It's easy on me, my wallet, and the kids seems to have a blast together. This party was no different. It was also my first as a solo hostess with two kids - don't think it could have gone much better. Phew!
Sunday is the last of it with a family party. I'm going to try my hand at my MIL's quiche. She sent me her recipe, so we'll see how I do. I think that will be enough then.. otherwise we will all collapse from too much partying!