She's 3!!!! And she'll let you know it, too. We had a great weekend long celebration for Aurora and she was in absolute heaven. We heard so many squeels of pure joy and excitement from her this weekend~ melting everyone's hearts, of course.
Her actual birthday was Saturday, so we'll start there. On Friday Evening, after she was in bed, I took down our Summer Nature Table and set up a Birthday Table for her. Together, we will take this down and begin setting up our Autumn Nature Table this week. On the table we put out her favorite flowers~ roses, sunflowers and queen anne's lace, opened up Around the Year to September and One is One to the number 3, the letter 'A' placket from her flower wall cards, her birthday crown (I'll do a separate post later with how I made it and my inspirations and resources), and a few little goodies for her to unwrap right away.
Aurora sleeps in the next room and we have a baby monitor up so we can hear her in the night. On Saturday morning, I heard her stirring and her general waking up noises and then she gasped and whispered 'Is Morning! Is my birthday!' and then she called loudly to us. It was so, so sweet.
After we explored her birthday table and she opened her small presents I made her birthday pancakes in the shape of a number 3- complete with sprinkles. Sorry about the blurry pic!
We had a quiet rest of the morning as Pete and I tried to do some last minute cleaning and party prep for the next day. In the afternoon, Aurora and I had both a graduate housing bbq and Aurora's friend Blythe's 4th birthday party to attend. It was a busy afternoon! When we came back, Aurora enjoyed a special birthday Piggy Bath (foot bath), to help her calm down. She really enjoys these Piggy Baths, so one of the little gifts on her birthday table was a muslin bag I had decorated and written 'Flower Fairy Bath for Princesses' on and then filled with dried rosebuds and chammomile flowers. A little rose essential oil and sprinkling of the flowers made for a very special Piggy Bath. A also really likes to have her nails painted (which is kinda funny since mine never are), so we had gotten her a tiny bottle of glitter polish as well, and of course we did her fingers and toes.
And then it was time for her big gift from Mama and Daddy~~ a big doll house and lots of furnishings to go inside!
It was such a wonderful day! I'll have highlights from her actual party soon ;)