Thursday, June 25, 2015

Margot Turns 3! On Father's Day! Then She Decides to Just Grow All the Way Up!

Margot Louise...

She has been talking about her "Hello Kitty Birthday" for months.  All she wanted was a Hello Kitty plate and a Hello Kitty blanket.  (All she wanted for Christmas was a blanket, too.  The girl has a thing for blankets, I guess!)   She asked us every day for WEEKS, "Are my friends coming to da party?  When are my friends coming?  Will my friends sing Happy Birthday?  When will my friends sing Happy Birthday?"  and so on and so on every day and every night for what seemed like an eternity.  Last Saturday, her friends came.  Her family came, too.  We partied the HECK out of Hello Kitty and Margot was in heaven all afternoon.  Now I know why parents make a big deal out of birthdays.  It gives me so much joy to see her this happy.  And at this age, making her happy is sooooooo easy.  It will never be this easy again, so I try to soak it up and remember it and never let it go.  Here are the pictures from her BIG DAY!

Since Margot isn't in day care or preschool yet, most of her "friends" are actually the kids of my friends from work.  I thank God every day for landing me in a school where lots of young families get together often to play and talk and do life with each other.  Having them over to our house made Margot feel so special!

Sylvia made Margot her very own Play Doh eggs to open!

World's Best Grandpa

Grammy and Sylvia made the cake and some cupcakes.
This next picture cracks me up!  Eight kids in the playroom.  None of them were saying a word to each other!  Each kid was in their own little bubble, just playing away and minding their own business.  I had to take a picture.  It was the quietest and busiest room in the house!

Margot's BFF..."Dat Baby Colton!"

Margot and her Godmother, Miss Ann!

Albert and Miss Katie!
Her party was over by 4:00 on Saturday and her actual birthday wasn't until Sunday, which was also Father's Day.  Mamie agreed to spend the night so she could be with us all day Sunday and she also agreed to pitch her tent in the backyard and take the girls for a little camp out!  She is a brave, brave lady!  The girls had an absolute blast!

Margot got new Hello Kitty pajamas from Grammy and a new pink sleeping bag from Grandpa.  At first I was a little bummed that I wouldn't get to put her to bed like usual, because I always get a little weepy the night before a birthday, but then I realized that a camp out is a much better way to spend your last night as a 2 year old!  (She came inside at 2:30am because she was wet and needed a new diaper and new jammies, so I just kept her inside after that...but she had TONS of fun while it lasted!)

I didn't get many good pictures on Father's Day, mainly because we were all exhausted, but I can tell you that Sylvain loved his present.  The kids painted a mug for him at Color Me Mine and it has little fingerprint fish all over it.  (We stole the idea from our friends Lindsey and Stella!)  Sylvia was so excited about the three little fishies hiding on the inside of the mug that she just had to show him as soon as possible! 

We went to the Butterfly Show Sunday morning while we waited for Sylvain to get home from my brother's bachelor party in Nashville.  After he opened his gift and everyone napped for a little while, we went to dinner at Flipdaddy's and had a lovely time.  The weekend was busy and exhausting and wonderful, so I was looking forward to a lazy Monday where everyone could stay home and play with all of Margot's new toys.

Monday arrived and brought with it some big, BIG NEWS.....

MARGOT DECIDED TO WEAR UNDERWEAR INSTEAD OF DIAPERS AND SHE'S BEEN GOING ON THE POTTY EVER SINCE!!!!!  Whaaaa?????!!!!!!!  I'll write a whole post about it later, but let's just say this girl was all, "Well, I'm 3 now so...guess I'm done with diapers!"  I couldn't believe it.  Could. Not. Believe IT!  She's so awesome.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Happy birthday sweet Margot! I can't wait to hear about your potty success, stories of kids who just wake up one day and decide to suddenly cooperate give me great hope.