Edie turned 3 on August 30th. Normally this would have been a daycare day for her, but I switched things around to be home with her that day. She had her "daycare party" on the 29th and shared it with her buddy Alison, who's birthday had been 9 days earlier. Her Mom brought Minnie Mouse plates and napkins (thankfully our daughters share a passion for Minnie - it must be the age?) and I made cupcakes. I'm not going to lie, I'm pretty proud of these Minnie cupcakes. And I didn't even copy from Pinterest! I just used regular and mini Oreos paired with pink sugar bows from a weird home cake decorating shop near my house. I also made the cake (vanilla bean buttermilk cake) from scratch and then accidentally made some super disgusting strawberry frosting late at night that then caused a pajama run to the grocery store to buy store bought pink frosting with artificial strawberry flavor. Why I thought a bunch of 3 and 4 year olds would care is beyond me.
Here's the one photo they took of you at Daycare, wearing your birthday crown:
The zoo employee that sold us our tickets, snuck Edie in for free because it was her birthday (you usually have to start paying at 3yrs old). He also gave us 2 wood tokens for free to ride the carousel, which we'd never done before.
And eating grass.
That night the three of us headed to Flying Squirrel Pizza up the street where we had pizza with olives (her fav) and they treated her to Theo chocolate ice cream and 2 giant cookies. She loved it.
I'll have to dig up the video of her opening her present from us that night and tell that story another day.