Thursday, August 27, 2015

Amelia is 3!

Amelia turned three yesterday! Time is the ultimate thief, I guess. We are very blessed to have her in our family and she is as sweet as they come. She definitely has her toddler moments and is finding her voice but has always been so laid back and kind. 
 Looking back year to year is so much fun. When we celebrated her first birthday it was Brian's first day of work and  we were in a hotel room in New Hampshire looking for a place to live. Her second birthday we had just brought a new baby into the home. She always goes with the flow but I was so excited to give her a day all to herself this year.
She was very aware that it was her birthday this year. We have been talking about it and what she wanted to do for weeks. She woke up bright and early (or as she says, "the sun is awake" and was beyond thrilled when we confirmed that it was finally the day. She ran full speed to find balloons all over the couch and a new doll (from Aunt Linzi). I thought she was going to lose her mind. She couldn't believe it was for her. She also got a surprise doughnut for breakfast.
The rest of the day we went to the Dr, walked to the beach, and played at the playground. It was a regular day but everywhere she went she let everyone know it was her birthday and I could tell she felt so special.
Before her birthday we asked her what she wanted to do. She wanted to go on a trolley ride. We have a local beach trolley and every time we walk to the beach she begs to ride the trolleys. So on this special occasion we gave in and took a trolley ride. She seriously talked about it all day and couldn't wait for dad to get home to ride the trolley.
The picture above they actually saw the trolley as I was taking the picture so you can almost see the excitement on their faces. She was so happy. I mean she was so full of joy it was contagious. Who knew that a $2 trolley ride could do that? Oh to be 3 again.  They let her ring the bell at a stop and sang happy birthday to her. I think she will talk about this for a long time.
We made a trolley stop at our favorite ice cream place, Scoop Deck.
When we got back from our ride around town Amelia had a cupcake and opened the rest of her presents. I promise there was dinner in there too, not just ice cream and cupcakes :)
It was such a fun day. It really was the perfect way to celebrate Amelia. I am so glad she asked to go on the trolley because it was so simple and yet we had such a good time. She has so much joy and excitement that I look forward to seeing her every morning when she wakes me up with the sun. She is just how I imagined she would be. 

 Happy Birthday!

1 comment:

  1. It's crazy to think she's already 3! And I totally agree, the simplest birthdays usually turn out the best!