Happy Birthday to my THREE YEAR OLD!
I can't believe that Indy is three years old! The years have gone by fast and it feels like just yesterday that I was in the hospital on a hot Fourth of July welcoming Indiana into the world. Indy was two weeks late and now I know why. . . she was waiting to come on a day full of "explosion" because she has been a firecracker from the start!
Indiana. . . where to start. . . she is craziness personified and yet just so sweet and snuggly! She is so curious and loves to know what and why everything happens. . . she is very creative and is always looking for the next "art project" that we can do together. . . she loves all animals and especially bugs (she is crazy for the ants here and doesn't EVER want us to kill them. . . I did once and she looked up at me all sad and said, "He didn't even have a chance."). . . she is a copy cat and remembers EVERYTHING. . . and I mean EVERYTHING! She spits off memories that just astound me. . . she can remember little things like what color of sucker she ate with her cousin Avery when she was 18 months old. . . and I checked pictures to make sure. . . and she is always right!
Her vocabulary has always been amazing and it has really let us see into her personality even at a very small age. . . and if you have ever met Indy than you know what I mean. . . she is so expressive and just so fun to be around. She has a great sense of humor. She loves to sing and dance and her favorite movie right now is "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipmunk Adventure". . . oh gracious. . . she shakes her booty to that 80's classic like no other. . . very cute! Her favorite song is "Let It Be" by the Beatles and she sings it when I or Kendy is upset. . . she is very sensitive to people's feelings and always reminds me "we don't say that about people, it's not nice". . . and when I cry she brings me tissues and rubs my cheeks and tells me, "It's OK mommy. . . calm down." She loves her daddy and hates when he leaves. . . but so happy when he comes home. . . when I put her in time-out she always asks, "where's daddy. . . I want daddy!". . . because she knows who the pushover is! :)
Indiana is our everything (besides Kendy) and we are so lucky to have her for a daughter. Love you Indy. Happy Birthday. Please stop growing :(
Indiana's Pinata. . . out of all of the pinata's in the store. . . she picked the tiki man. . . a girl after my own heart
she gots lots of presents
and then she opened all those presents. . . with glee mind you!
blowing out her candles on her "cake". . . I use that term loosely because her cake was made out of ice cream cone cupcakes lined up in the shape of a "3". . . did I mention that they were the moistest cupcakes ever! something about the ice cream cones made them EXTRA good! :)
lickin' off all the frosting. . . I should have made her cake entirely out of frosting. . . it's all she really wants!
Indiana wanted to swim on her Birthday so we got out the inflatable frog pool and let the girls swim the afternoon away. . . even though it was a bit chilly here in New York. . . the girls didn't seem to mind. . . but wanted a warm bath after! :)