Hands on the hips, arms crossed, eyes rolling and drama….sound like a 3 year old to you? Well, if not, stop on in to our house and you will only have to stay for a few minutes to catch a glimpse. Wow. It is out of control. I had been warned that the two’s weren’t as bad as their reputation and that the 3’s were the worst of it and I just ignored everyone that said this thinking we had already had our share of the “bad.” Well, welcome to 3 Louisa Kate.
This has been a busy week for her. Tuesday was her actual birthday and we had a great day. Bryon was on vacation so he got to celebrate with us. Since it was a Tuesday (which is a school day for us) we gave her the option of going if she wanted. Well, of course she wanted because she said she wanted “all of her frewnds to sing her happy birdays.” Of course, right? So, I sent her on with a cookie cake from Kroger (remember, I am no Betty Crocker here) and she had a celebration at school. We then picked her up and took her to McDonalds for the Happy Meal she requested. And then to the movies. We saw How to Train Your Dragon which was super cute and turned out to be Byron and I’s first 3-D movie. Who knew??
Then on Thursday she had her school Easter Egg hunt and party. This was fun because for me it is always interesting to go to her school and watch her interact with all of the kiddos. It is also fun to see the other kids that she talks about all.day.long. Especially since I got to meet “the boyfriend.” Remember him? The boy she talks about CONSTANTLY. She is going to marry this boy and she is serious. She never stops talking about him. So, I got to meet him and watch her chase him around. It was cute, embarrassing and also just out of control. Here I captured the two of them sitting still and checking out all the candy in their baskets. Too cute.
Friday, family came in town for the weekend for the birthday. I was misled by a great friend Phoebe about some cupcakes. She told me about these cute bunny cupcakes, and since I am no Betty, I asked her if they were easy. She told me yes, so I showed them to Lou and of course she “needed to hab dos Easer bunny cupcakes.” So, I attempted and thankfully had the help of sweet Aunt Janice while the boys were out playing golf to assemble these things. They were NOT easy. They were very tedious. Grrrr. Phoebe later admitted she thinks she had a memory lapse as since she tried to make them again and soon realized how not-so-simple they were. Oh well, they turned out great and the kids gobbled them up before they even realized what was on them. Ha.
Saturday we went to the annual Fondren Easter Egg hunt which was fun for all the cousins. It was a very fun event that I am sure many people worked hard to pull off. I thank all of the volunteers who donated their time for the children of the neighborhood. I stand corrected for my earlier comments that have now been erased.
Then came the best part….Pump It Up for the birthday party. I think the adults had just as much fun as some of the kids. Forgive some of the photos…but my lens was having a hard time keeping up with all the movement. Honestly, no one stayed still long enough in this place for an amateur like me to stop movement. Except for this time….who knew she was so interested in watching the instructional video?
So, Happy Easter to all. Hope everyone has a great day and enjoys family. We will be decompressing here. It has been a week. A very long, busy, bittersweet week. I want to thank everyone for all of the prayers, thoughts and kind words over the last few days. I am not ready to talk yet…but maybe soon. We all know I am not good at keeping my mouth shut for too long. :)
Until next time…
Until next time…