Liliana's 3rd birthday was last Friday. I didn't get any good pics of the wake-up surprise I had planned, but it was really cute. Instead of getting a room full of balloons, we opted with a really cute balloon bouquet of Dora helium balloons that would last until the party on Sunday as well. I was in the other room when she woke up and saw the balloons and I walked in to Liliana trying to sit up and pointing while half asleep trying to open her eyes. She was really excited, but still sleepy so it was really priceless.
We then came out to the living room and she saw all her presents waiting for her so we decided to open them right away. I brought the computer out and set in on the table so Eduardo could Skype with us and participate in all the opening festivities. Thank God for the internet and computers!
Liliana opened each present with such innocence and pure appreciation. I just love this age! Each little thing is such a treasure for her and she gets so excited. She got little things like a princess brush and lip gloss and a the long saught after Dora guitar she has been drooling over at the Children's Museum. But wouldn't you know it...I spent $24 on the guitar and $1 on the lip gloss and the lip gloss turned out to be the best present ever. Ha!!
After the present opening, I got ready and my mom took Liliana to her office to show everyone her cute princess outfit she was wearing. They ended up taking a VERY long time so the rest of the day did not go as planned. We had been planning on going for a sushi lunch and Liliana hadn't had breakfast yet. They didn't get back until late so she was way hungry, which led to a bit of grumpiness on both of our parts. But we had lunch and it was yummy.
After lunch we had planned on going to the Children's Museum, but Liliana decided we should go to the park instead. So in the cold, we went and played for a bit. My mom stayed in the car and Liliana and I went up and down the slides and got some energy out.
Like usual, Liliana's birthday didn't go as planned, but it was great nonetheless. I'm so extremely blessed to have such a beautiful and amazing baby girl. I don't know what I would do without her. She has definitely made me a better person :) It was a really special birthday for both of us. We just hope that next year her papi will be here to celebrate with us!
(the next post I will write about how the party went :)