Monday, September 2, 2013

My Baby is THREE!

How can it be that three years have passed since my youngest was born?  My mind just can't even fathom the idea of it.  As I watch her grow, I have to continually remind myself that she's not a baby anymore.  I mean, she's been my "baby", she hasn't been able to do as much as Maddie for so long that I forget she's been growing and catching up.  I find myself in amazement sometimes at the things she's able to do, then I remind myself, "Oh yeah...she's NOT a baby!".  It's hard to change my mindset!

Today we had a super sweet day with our two big girls!  We started the morning off with Sadie finding some Happy Birthday balloons in the kitchen and then had a breakfast of special birthday pancakes (our favorite recipe with some mini chocolate chips and lots of sprinkles thrown in!).  Of course, Sadie would have preferred to have cake for breakfast so I guess it's a good thing I hadn't finished making it yet!  We would've had quite a fight on our hands.  After breakfast Sadie wanted to open her presents.  Goodness gracious, did this girl make out on her birthday!  I haven't seen that many presents in our house since Christmas.  I kind of felt bad because Maddie didn't get nearly as much for her birthday as Sadie got...but then I reminded Maddie that she got a bike and Sadie didn't :)  So, you might be wonder what Sadie got... A bunch of cars and trucks, some puzzles, a doll, some crayons and a coloring book, bubbles and stickers.  I *think* I remembered everything.  Of course she loves her cars and trucks...but one REALLY special truck was passed on to Sadie today!  Back when Eric was a little boy his grandpa (My girls' great grandpa) built him a tow truck that you can assemble and disassemble with bolts!  Eric was just as happy to see that as Sadie was.  I'm sure it brought back a ton of great memories for him.  I only had the privilege of meeting Grandpa Reese once, but I sure did think of him a lot today and miss him.  I wish I had the chance to get to know him better and I wish my girls had been able to meet him.  I'm sure he would love seeing the toys he made over 30 years ago being played with by his great grandchildren!  Sorry for getting sidetracked there...Eric and I are pretty sure Sadie's going to end up being a mechanic.  With this newest truck, I think her interest has grown even more!

Sadie also wanted to spend some time at our neighborhood pool today.  We spent about two hours until the girls (mostly Maddie) started getting too fussy.  We thought it would be best to come home, have a snack and get the girls down for naps.  They ended up sleeping for about 2 1/2 hours!!  I guess that was a good call to leave when we did!

Tomorrow it's back to the grind...Eric has to get back to work and Maddie will be going to school.  I think Sadie will stay nice and occupied with all her new cars and trucks for the day while I catch up on some laundry and housework!

I'll share some pictures soon and also Sadie's birthday questionnaire.  Actually, I don't think I ever published Maddie's on her 5th birthday...I should probably get to that.  I remember doing it with her, just never published it.  I guess I should get to that too, huh?  Ha!

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