Friday, March 26, 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday Cali!!!

Today our little Cali turned the big "3" which I just can't believe. She is our baby, but is becoming a big girl way too fast. This year has been a year of big changes for her, especially in the vocabulary department. She has no problem telling us exactly what she thinks:) Gotta love her for that. One of the funny things she says all the time is, "No, its not" to just about everything. For example, she'll point to something and ask what it is and when I answer her she will every single time respond, "No, its not." And she doesn't say it in a silly way. She says it matter of factly. We are ALWAYS wrong. (Hopefully she decides we are right sometimes before she becomes a teenager or those year may be quite fun....:) A new thing she said this week that had me laughing was, "Thats impossible!" She is just talking so much. I swear every day she says something new. I love that about this age! Another wonderful thing about this year was that she became potty trained-day and night. Yeah baby!! I'm diaper free!! (for a few months anyways). We are so proud of her. Oh, and a not so great thing about this year was that she an accident (fell face first on our tile) that damaged her tooth. Its discolored now-poor kid. But thankfully its a baby tooth so it will be gone before we know it. She is a tough kid. She is more fearless and mischievous than our older two were so she gets hurt more often as a result. But I love that about her-her confidence and determination to do things, even if it has caused me a few gray hairs. She is a go-getter for sure! She keeps us on our toes. Oh, and I have to mention her latest dance and singing skills. She rocks in the music department. I have to post a video clip soon-she is so funny and so adorable! We love this little girl and the laughter she brings into our lives. I can't imagine life without this silly kid. I can't believe in just a few months, she will be a big sister. She is growing up and won't be the "baby" much longer. She doesn't want to be, she says she is a big girl now. Ok, Cali. I guess we'll let you be:)

Here is the birthday girl bright and early this morning. She woke up to find a happy birthday sign and a present on the floor. We wrapped a box of candy because that was something she said she wanted for her birthday. This kid loves candy. Ok, all kids do. But Cali takes it to a whole new level.
Opening her big present from Mommy & Daddy-a tricycle

Cheese!
Notice how she still holds the candy.
For breakfast we had donuts(her favorite) and then took Aubrey & Ella to school. I then baked cupcakes and got ready for her party we at at lunchtime. We busted the older two out of school for a couple of hours to help celebrate. Here are pictures from the Chuck E Cheese party. We invited 3 of her little friends(and their sibs) to spend an afternoon playing games, eating pizza and enjoying cupcakes and icecream. It was a fun party! Cali had a blast and I know everyone else did too.
Cali & fake Chuck E

Giddyup
Ella scored on tickets!
Time for pizza!

Cali and her buddy Naomi, born nine days apart. They are great friends. And I'm great friends with her mommy. So, thats, well, great. :)
Katie & Rachel, sisters(can you tell?:) Sidenote, Rachel wears a tiara everywhere everyday. She is a true princess! Love it.
Sisterly love
Tunnel time. Cali is our first kid that will play in the tunnels so young.


Cali's face while everyone sang to her, a small smile:) And do you like my strawberry topped strawberry cupcakes? Its all I could think of with a Strawberry Shortcake themed birthday. I thought it was kinda cute, but the whipped topping got a little melty. Oh well.

She blew out her candles in one blow-go Cali!
Princess Cali(the tiara was a gift from Rachel & Katie-Rachel picked it out:)
Thanks to Naomi, Christopher, Annelise, Katie & Rachel for coming to Cali's party!!
It was a great day for Miss Cali. I'm surprised she was able to fall asleep tonight after all the sugar she inhaled:) Donuts, cupcakes, cookies, icecream, candy. The makings of a perfect day:) We love you Cali!

5 comments:

the duchess said...

Nothing says "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" like eating pseudo Italian with a rat. Whoever came up with that is a genius.

Marie said...

Ohh, Happy Birthday Cali!! It looks like just the best birthday ever!! What a great day! I adored all the pictures. What sweet girls you have! You and Joey are just the best Holly!! I know Cali will be a fabulous big sister! Look at the fine examples she has to follow! xxoo

Tara D. said...

What a fun day at Chuck E Cheese's! Whoo hoo!!!!!!! Happy Birthday, indeed.

Cynthia said...

Missing the girls today and everyday. Had to look at this pictures again. Let's see which one do I love the most ok that would be the Tricycle, ah no the Carousel Horse, ah no The cutest princess' ever yeah that's the ones. Amazing lil girls just wanted to hop on here and say I love you one more time.


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Anayansi said...

wow! i can't believe that cali is 3! that is crazy! boy, time sure does fly.