Friday was Miss Anikka's 3rd birthday, and we let her live it up all weekend. On Friday we went with Grammy to a cafe where she was given a birthday gift (lots, actually!) along with a happy face pancake for lunch. She wore her little fairy birthday crown all day Friday and Saturday, and loved it! Friday evening her and dad went on the traditional 'dad date' (out to breakfast or dinner, depending on the day, with just that child) and she picked Runza...of all places. She ate two measy mini corn dogs and had a big ice cream cone. I think from the above pictures you can tell she didn't mind that horrible diet one bit ;)
After dinner they came back and we all opened up presents with her. We get our children three items each birthday (or Christmas) and her something to wear was this sweet Tea dress, her something to read was this fabulous 300+ Usborne sticker book and her something to play with was a 70 piece wooden train set (not the exact same), of which she has.not.stopped.playing.with.
Saturday morning was our family time, since we only give each child a birthday party with family every-other year. Since she had a party last year, she got a special family date this year. We chose to take her to Paint Yourself Silly and her and Lukka loved it, but mom and dad practically gasped out loud when the total amount of $$ was handed over. BUT...it's a treat and we were glad the kids enjoyed it!
Our little bean brings us so much joy and she has as many personality quirks as nicknames. She is a joyful child who rarely cries unless she's ready for a nap, eats her weight in yogurt and is a very helpful chore-mate, especially with doing the dishes and tidying up. She is smart as a whip and loves cutting, pasting, puzzles, coloring, and stickers. She is healthy and happy and is our 'sleeper child'...she's not really a morning person and definitely isn't a night owl, she just likes to sleep a lot.
When not playing with her new train track and designing it into ever more complicated tracks, she can be found strolling her babies, playing dress up with a few particular items including a pink tutu, and her home made monster headband, or getting into the craft box. We love you Nans and we pray you have a healthy year ahead of you where you learn even more about who God is and how much He loves you. MUAH!