Three Is The Magic Number

Hot Springs, Arkansas
A man and a woman had a little baby Yeah they did And there were three in the family And thats a magic number ~Blind Melon

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Birthday Weekend

It came and it couldn't have been better. Laney's 3rd birthday party was Saturday (August 15) at our house with the theme "The Wizard of Oz." It was so fun to decorate and prepare for it. Kevin and I both took off work on Friday so we could make sure that everything was perfect. The outside of our house is where the house landed on the Wicked Witch of the West and the beginning of the Land of Oz, which is Munckinland ... complete with the rainbow (that you had to go "over"), a yellow brick road, ruby red slippers and lollipops.

Inside was the flower field Dorothy, the Lion, the Tinman and the Scarecrow run through to get to the Emerald City.

The Emerald City began at the back doors which were covered with shiny green curtains and green balloons. The outside activities made up the Emerald City.

This birthday was so very fun. All the kids and parents had a blast. She is so blessed to have so many wonderful people in her life that cares about her. She got a lot of fabulous presents and lots of love.

On Sunday, her birthday, we went to Rod's Pizza for lunch then she and I went for her first Mani/Pedi's and she loved doing that. (She loves it when I do it too!) Then we went to the lake house and swam and ate a yummy dinner.

She is growing so quickly. But I am embracing all the changes and the phases that are ahead. I am not afraid of them I want to be ready for them, I want to be excited for them and I want to encourage them. It's what growing up is all about ... and Laney growing up (everyday) shows me what we have instilled in her ... we are shaping her into the woman she will one day be. We can't wait to see what she will become in the Lord.

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