Today is my litte Livia's 3rd Birthday!!!
I'm looking back, and I cannot believe it's been more than 2 weeks since my last update...
(Oh.no! I'm falling into old habits again! MUST regain control of free-time!!!!)
But back to the matter at hand:
Livia's 3rd Birthday!!!
I must say that this Birthday year has been the most fun thus far! Liv was just SO cute all day today: "I'm three!!! I'm not two anymore; I'm a big girl now!!!" I must have sang "Happy Birthday" to her 2 or 3 dozen times... And she just grinned from ear-to-ear every single time! She even squealed with delight a few times.
We started out the day just after her Daddy left for work (I felt so bad that she didn't wake up in time for him to tell her 'Happy Birthday' before he had to leave...) But at any rate, Liv requested one of her favorite movies as of late: Kung Fu Panda; how could I say 'no' to the Birthday Girl?! She wanted TONS of chocolate milk, and really didn't to eat anything until almost 10! (Trust me, I tried to get her to eat breakfast before then) Well, at any rate... She finally did eat, and was then excited to spend some time outside playing & drawing with her sidewalk chalk.
Before we knew it, it was nap-time (haha, for me as well today! I could NOT sleep last night; I just kept thinking about how my little girl was just about to be 3!) After she woke up, Livia requested: "Please wanna bo [go] to Ollie Garden?" And so it was: we went to Olive Garden for a her birthday! She was SUCH a doll; very well behaved, and superb manners; she even made friends with one of the restaurant's manages in the bathroom. She was so enamored with Liv, that she ended up sending out a free piece of cake for my sweet little girl! 3 lit candles & everything!!!
You can see by the photo that was she was just tickled pink!
The waitress & I sang 'Happy Birthday' to Liv...
And Livia took a BIG breath...
And blew out ALL the candles!
Just after we left Livia's favorite restaurant, I saw that we were within mere meters of a Toys R Us; I knew it was fate! Livia has just been begging for a certain present. What certain present? Well I don't think it should surprise ANYONE that Livia was wanting a camera! Can you imagine my delight?! Cameras are certainly something that I've researched heavily, and knew that Toys R Us is one of the few stores that carries the one I specifically wanted to get for Liv. I even tested her several times: "Would you rather have [this] or the camera? ... [That] or the camera? ..." EVERY time, the camera won!
Just as we were leaving the store, Perry called to see where we were; he was on his way to Wal Mart. We'd promised to meet up there to get Liv her other big Birthday present:
A 'Big Girl' Bike!
My husband was so proud strolling her towards the check-out!
I told Liv that she looked SO big!
And then she dropped her little shades down:
Haha! My little biker chick!!! How cute is she?!
So, that was the most of Liv's wonderful little 3rd Birthday!
Below are just a few photos I managed to snap of Liv after we got home... How obvious is it that she adores her new camera?
This weekend, we'll head back into Indiana to meet up with the fam & to celebrate with them; hopefully many more pics & updates to come!!!
HAPPY 3rd BIRTHDAY once again, little Miss Livia!!!!