The magical creature that is Audrey turned 3 today. I can't believe she is so big already. Really, I can't believe she even exists. I look at her sometimes and am blown away that in such a short time, this amazing little person was grown in my belly, born, and is now a fully mobile and chatty real person. With very strong opinions.
Audrey loves pink. Did you know that? When she was first born, I was like "Eff this idea that girls have to wear pink all the time! My girl will wear whatever she wants." And it turns out that my girl wants to wear pink All.The.Time. She is also a fan of Hello Kitty. Or really anything having to do with any kind of kitty. So she chose to wear a Hello Kitty shirt to school today, along with a Hello Kitty tattoo on her forearm, and a Hello Kitty necklace (not pictured).
On Friday, we both went to a local salon and got colored extensions put in our hair. She picked pink, of course, and I went with purple. Audrey's looks way more awesome in her hair than mine does. (Wade jokingly calls this our "white trash hair" and it cracks me up.)
This day wouldn't be complete without the full transformation into a Real Three-Year-Old if she didn't have a full meltdown. Which she did. I remember Julian's third year as the year that I actually went to a therapist because he was such a beast that I needed advice on how to deal. So I'm prepared.
We are having a small family party on Saturday for her, where her cake of choice will be chocolate with strawberry filling, and white chocolate Swiss meringue buttercream icing. (The icing was totally my choice. Her only specification was that it has to be pink. Heh.)
Her big present is going to be a big girl bed from Ikea. I'm sure she'll pick out some pink sheets too.
Happy Birthday, sweet Audrey. You have brought so much joy into our lives and our family is complete with you in it. Every day that we get to know you is a lucky one.