Friday, March 15, 2013

Anna's 3rd Birthday: Waking Up to Balloons!

Anna's Third Birthday
How can it be? This girl is 3 years old! Here she is - about to dig into her cake!

Anna requested no party this year, which took the stress off me, but I still wanted to surprise her with something special on her birthday. So the night before the big day, while hubs assembled the cakes, I blew up some pink and purple balloons.
Anna's Third Birthday
Then, the next morning, at the crack of dawn, before her usual wake-up time, I tip-toed around and covered her bedroom floor with the balloons. I also hung some streamers up on her doorway.

PS. The reason why I didn’t put the balloons in her room the night before was because I was afraid she might wake up in the middle of the night and cause a commotion.

She woke up and found me standing next to her bed, telling her "Happy Birthday!" and to look around. She was confused...
Anna's Third Birthday
but then a smile broke out and she jumped right into the balloons!  She was just so darn happy. I knew it was a success.
Anna's Third Birthday
Anna's Third Birthday
Anna's Third Birthday
Then she just sat there and didn't want to move when we told her it was time to get dressed.

So this was how Anna's 3rd birthday started, but, of course, there is more.  To be continued.

4 comments:

  1. lovely surprise! happy birthday Anna!

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  2. Still can't believe she's already 3. The firs two years seemed to creep along, but now, she's already growing up too fast...simply too fast...

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  3. What a fun idea! I might steal this. You've just reminded me that my dad did this for me once....when I turned 21, lived in an apartment with friends. I woke up and went out our door to streamers and a sign. Made me feel so good, even as an adult.

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