It seems like only yesterday when I was trying to figure out how to gear up for a tax-reporting season with our daughter on the way and unlike our previous two children, I was in no position to take any time off to spend with my family.
Then she arrived.
Now, today, she turned three years old!
Happy birthday Boo!
… and yes, girls are easier… at this age. :)
So, Boo had her birthday party last Thursday because our nanny, Gamay, headed off today for a 7-week vacation back home in the Philippines and we wanted to make sure she was here for Boo’s birthday. Gamay has been with us since Stewie was almost 3-years-old, or around 3 1/2 years and her and Boo are quite the team. Boo tickles her and Gamay has taught Boo how to speak, count and sing in Tagalog. The two of them run upstairs in the mornings only to return 20 minutes later and Boo’s hair is braided and clipped up in a wonderfully different way each time, the teachers and Boo’s school can’t wait to see what style Boo will be sporting each day. LOL.
When asked what she wanted for her birthday, Boo replied, “Hello Kitty cupcakes, cake and green beans”. So easy to buy for. I baked somewhere near 120 medium cupcakes for her party which my wife decorated the day before the event, Teamwork!
The funny thing about having a birthday party for a three-year-old before her birthday, then taking her out for her birthday dinner on her actual birthday is that she thought she had 2 birthdays this year, the party being her birthday and tonight’s dinner out being her “other” birthday.
The only hiccup today was Linus trying to explain to her that she was still 2, until after 11pm because she was born that late at night. She kept checking with us, “Am I still 2?” and the more we tried to explain, the more upset she got. So we gave up and said, “yes, today is your birthday and you are three”.
Having a three-year-old means we finally get to push through some parenting improvements her way, like getting her away from asking us to feed her when she’s lazy, or asking us to take off her shoes every now and then. She’s 3 now. She has been sleeping commando for a couple of month now, but we agreed when she turned 3, she could get out of her bed in the middle of the night if she needed to pee instead of calling for me and waking up the house.
That might result in sleep…
So aside from that, it’s amazing to see what an awesome little girl she has turned in to. Still a much smaller version of my wife, Boo loves to sing, loves the colour pink, her Hello Kitty’s, elephants, unicorns and her brothers. She looks more and more like she’s going to be left-handed like me and I think she’s going to be my only hockey player.
She’s sweet, she’s fun, she’s awesome and she’s 3.