My littlest (at least for a couple weeks longer) turns 3 at the end of the month.
Because that still seems far off, I can write this post without my eyes filling with tears at the thought of her growing so fast.
Instead, I can tell you how we planned her birthday party just 2 weeks before she is due to become a big sister.
I thought it would be nice to have her birthday party before all the adjustments and changes that come along with a new baby.
It was a lovely party. Just what I had hoped it would be for her--my little girl, my little Lillian, my sweet and spicy bundle of joy and mischief.
She has a hard time remembering she's nearly 3. After all, she's been 2 for so long.
She isn't quite adept at 3 fingers yet. But she still has some time to practice.
For her birthday party, she wanted lots of pink.
There were pink, strawberry cupcakes.
And she wanted a tea party.
So we put out tables under the tree for all her little girl friends.
Dolls and bears were invited too.
They drank pink lemonade out of Lilly's turquoise tea set and spread pretty napkins on their laps.
Everyone had a different napkin. They felt so grown up.
Which you like to feel when you're 3.
All the girls wore their favorite party dresses.
And they all looked perfectly beautiful.
There was lots of time for playing house and babies up in the play house.
And lots of time for giggling with cousins and best friends.
Even with all those giggles, it was such a quiet party compared to the boys' parties.
Would you believe these sweet little ladies could ever get into mischief?
The funniest part of the day was when it all got too girly for Lilly and she came out of the bedroom dressed like this:
Apparently she felt she needed to bring in a little of the element she's more used to:
Swords and Storm Troopers.
She is so awesome.
I don't know if she'll remember her 3rd birthday party, but I always will.
Her life is passing before my eyes like the smoke from her birthday candles.
Before I know it there will be a 1 in front of that 3.
OK, now I am going to cry.
I better stop.
PS. To see party details, come on over to Picnics in the Park.