Hannah had a lovely, low key birthday. She started the day with pumpkin pancakes frosted with nutella and thoroughly enjoyed blowing out some candles.
We ended the day with dinner at Chick fil A, followed by a foot race for kids, sponsored by the Illinois Valley Striders (a local running club). Hannah ran a 200 meter race and received a trophy, since it was the last race of the season. She tried her feet at the half mile with her sister and friends and enjoyed herself but didn't quite make it the full way around the track. But she had fun and came home with a smile on her face and unskinned knees. Success!
After a refreshing glass of juice and cookie (compliments of Proctor Hospital where the race is held),
our friends then joined us at home for chocolate chocolate cupcakes and ice cream. It was a good day!
We actually opened gifts two days later because it was a busy week, and three year olds are still content to wait to open gifts.
Getting new clothes is even more special when you are used to getting hand me downs from a big sister :) Thanks, Grandma B!
Here she is checking out a new book. This girl LOVES to read. Picking up new books every week at the library is one of the best things that I do for mommy and Hannah. Hannah will sit for literally hours and read to herself, dictating a full narration of the story line, even when she's never listened to the book read. After she's sat and listened to an adult read her the book, her personal three year old narrations are often very close to the story line. It's rather sweet to listen to and one of my favorite things about Hannah. It also frees mommy up to get things done AND it's a comfort knowing she's reading books instead of getting into trouble. Trouble could be Hannah's middle name, so we really encourage book reading :) For example, I discovered today that she got a hold of Tabitha's lavender and tea tree diaper cream and applied diaper cream to all of her stuffed animals and babies today during quiet time. She literally spread the cream on each of her stuffed friends' bottoms. Funny Girl. Thankful she grabbed the diaper cream with essential oils. Her room smelled fragrant!
Happy birthday, little girl! Love you!
Little girls like trains too :)
And here is Miss T trying to get a hold of my camera....