Last week we celebrated Kailey's 3rd birthday with a day of fun after work and school was over.
Ever since Kailey was a newborn, she pretty consistently wakes up on the wrong side of the bed every day. Seriously, she has never been a happy girl for the first 30 minutes of the morning so we are always pleasantly surprised when she comes walking out with something to say and is relatively cheery. Just yesterday morning, she came walking out saying "Mommy, I have a lot of boogies in my hair" (she mistook the eczema in her scalp for boogies). However, on her birthday, she wasn't quite ready for Chris' and my birthday singing ordeal and it took awhile for her to actually be happy about her birthday despite the fact she had been counting down.
Chris dropped her off at her school with her hot pink cupcakes and she was happy to announce to everyone that it was her birthday and she would be having a cake. From what we were told, she had a really great morning but woke up on the cranky side of the mat in the afternoon.
Unfortunately, I had arrived to pick the kids up right when they were lined up in the hallway to play outside so both totally lost it when they saw me (now THAT is a great feeling!). On top of that, I had stupidly scheduled Kailey's 3 year checkup for that afternoon so I was also in a rush to get there on time (seriously, what Mom schedules a doctor's visit ON their kid's birthday?!).
Both of my kids are actually really good with doctor visits thanks to Doc McStuffins, and Kailey did great right up until the nurse came in to give a needed vaccine. Thankfully, Colin is the one who needs regular blood drawn (he takes it like a champ) because Kailey was that child you hear screaming bloody murder and you wonder what's actually going on in that other room.
However, we improved on the afternoon when we took her and the kids to the boardwalk to play games in the arcade with Mo, Tim, and Aunt Kimmy. They had a great time roaming around from game to game (Kailey had no problems asking for more money) and especially had a great time playing air hockey. Despite the fact the game is rather slow when they play, they are actually pretty decent at it and get the concept.
Because our pizza/chicken finger joint was closed, we took the party back to our house for dinner, cake and presents.
While it's tough celebrating birthdays on weeknights (especially when we push the kids past bedtime), we had a really good day celebrating Kailey turning 3. She is such a sweet and loving little girl and we are so lucky she has blessed our lives with her presence. Fun times!