... is now so full of joy and energy. Her vocabulary and verbal skills are second-to-none, and she has a contagious smile. She wins over most anyone who knows her with her hilarious speech and beautiful personality.
Here is a little glimpse into Cora's world at age three:
- purple and pink
- Hello Kitty and princess paraphernalia
- her stuffed piggy and elephant, "Ellie"
- peanut butter and jelly (every. single. day.)
- nail polish and lip gloss
- playing "I Spy" in the car
- seeing her friends - especially her best friends from church
On Cora's birthday, she woke up to find pink and purple decorations greeting her at the breakfast table. I always hang balloons and put down a tablecloth for the kids' birthdays, and this year, when Cora came downstairs and said, "Wow! Thank you, Mommy, for doing this for me! I love it!" I knew it had been worth it to get up while it was still dark and hang balloons. :-)
Since we couldn't enjoy any family festivities until after Daddy and Brennan got home from school, Grandma and I decided to take Cora for a haircut and some pampering!
Word to the wise: NEVER pay to have your daughter's hair curled at Snip-Its. They did a great job, but if you really feel the need to spend obscene amounts of money on a hairdo, come see me. I'd be happy to curl your child's hair for you!!
Cora was given her first ever "My Little Pony" set. She loves those ponies more than any toy in our house right now. I wish so much I had thought to get a picture of Cora with Joshua and Dylan, but I didn't. I was too busy staying flexible with the changes our day brought.
After we left Monkey Joe's, we went home for cupcakes and family presents.
The big gift of the night was the only one she cared about. Cora has been asking for months for a "big girl bike." The neat thing is, she didn't demand it or even act disappointed when the bike didn't make its appearance until the end of the night. It made it all the sweeter to see her face when she finally got on.
All in all, it was a very fun day.