She’s three! Happy birthday to my darling girl!
At Miss R’s request, today’s theme was doggies. And, because it’s her favorite color, there was a lot of purple. We had a purple-roofed dog house cake, purple pompoms, purple doggie bags, purple balloons, and purple flowers.
There was a large doggie too, of course.
I have to say, there’s something very satisfying about following a child’s lead on party decor. My own ideas were far more complicated and most likely would have been less fun for her. Our conversation about her party went like this:
“R, what kind of birthday do you want?”
“Hmmm dee duum mmmmm.” (Humming and singing)
“Do you want merry-go-round horses? Spring flowers? Umbrellas and April showers? We could do…”
And then she flashed me a smile and ran away to play with her friends.
So we purpled and puppy’d it up. I didn’t manage every bit of decor I had in mind (the extra-large play dog house failed to materialize) but I got a kick out of scouring Michaels for purple cake tints and tissue paper and craft supplies. And she does look awfully cute in purple.
I don’t think Miss R. stopped moving once! Every picture we have of her is slightly blurred. Her t-shirt says “so happy,” and she was.