Saturday, November 22, 2008

Happy (belated) Birthday, Chloe!

Chloe celebrated her 3rd birthday on Monday! With all the recent happenings in our family, I wasn't exactly feeling up to a huge bash. Still, I think we managed to make it special for the birthday girl. To start off the day, we ate oatmeal with sprinkles, then headed to Chloe's 3-year check up. She's a petite little thing, we determined, in the 10th percentile for weight (26 pounds) and 25th for height (36 inches). Her personality certainly makes up for her size though! She didn't keep quiet the entire time we were at the doctor. Whether she was telling someone it was her birthday and that she was 3 but used to be 2 1/2, or pointing out her new baby brother, we exchanged lots of smiles with lots of strangers.

With sucker in hand (for her good behavior), we continued the day with a trip to Li'l Biggs, where Chloe and two friends of her choice enjoyed pizza, arcade games and inflatables. After that, we headed over to Target to let her pick out birthday presents. On our way home we grabbed a little birthday cake just Chloe's size, and spent the evening watching her dance around in her new princess dress, and opening presents from extended family. I'm normally much more of a planner, especially when it comes to celebrating birthdays. This year though, we kept it simple and spontaneous, and it really was perfect.

Get 'em! Get 'em!

Oh, to be a kid again!

Chloe was OBSESSED with the merry go round and would hardly do anything else!

Cashing in for prizes

With pal, Matthew

Here we all are!

Cereal before dinner? Only on her birthday!

Can you tell this girl loves princesses?

Cheesy grin


And more presents!

Contemplating her birthday wish...

This was delivered to Chloe yesterday. Thanks, Uncle Jim and Aunt Karen!

I can't believe my daughter is already 3! It's so cliche, but truly, where does the time go? Sure do love this girl. Happy Birthday, Chloe!


The Barton Family said...

Cute princess dress! We miss Lil Biggs. By the way VAlerie you look great!!

Wendy said...

She certainly is a little princess, especially in her dress! You can tell she had a fun day! I also cannot believe she is 3 ... seems like yesterday you called to tell me you were pregnant with her! Happy Belated Birthday, Chloe!

Anonymous said...

It looks like you guys had a fun day! Happy Birthday Chloe! I'm still in shock that the girls are turning 3....It seems like yesterday you were over after I had Addie..

Stelene said...

Glad so had such a great Birthday! She is so cute, love the princess dress:)

Rebekah said...

She's way cute! Happy Birthday! Looks like she had a GREAT time!

cute family pic too!!!!

stephschmidt said...

Such cute pictures! I'm glad she had such a great birthday! And I love your first family photo with all of you :)

Jodi said...

Glad she had a good 3rd birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHLOE!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Chloe! You little lovebug! What a beautiful princess you are! Your lovely red dress is so sparkly and bright - just like your eyes! They're just gleaming! It's fun to have a birthday, isn't it? It's hard to believe you're already THREE (and not two-and-a-half anymore). My goodness. Our own little princess is already growing up.

Sure wish we could have spent the day with you, but we are so happy we got to talk to you and wish you Happy Birthday! And now we'll do it again: HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY - may it last ALL YEAR!!!

Love love love,
Gpa Roy and Gma Jill

The Tait Family said...

Happy Birthday Chloe! Looks like you had a great day full of excitement and fun! Birthdays are the best!

Allison Herbert said...

Happy Birthday Chloe! You are such a blessing to your parents and your new little brother! So glad you had such a fun day!

Love you!
Aunt Allie

Camille said...

Happy Birthday Chloe -- my kids' favorite present would have been the batteries -- batteries are precious at our house!