My favorite little man and I at the celebration of my 33rd year.
Also, my first attempt at using mousse in my 7 month-old's hair.
I'm sorry Hank, but crazy hair just runs in the family.
All 26 of us gathered in the backyard for ice cream cake.
A gal couldn't feel more loved on her 33rd birthday.
We're missing sweet sister Rachel, who is taking the picture,
and sweet niece Julia who is napping in our bedroom.
When I told Josie how old I was turning this year, she responded,
"No, mom. Actually you are 6."
And I love how she pronounces every single syllable in the word "actually".
So there you have it.
I'm 6 this year.
Toddie, thanks for planning my pancake party.
I LOVED it. Every single minute.
Todd was the griddle master for the morning.
He asked each family to bring a pancake topping that reminded them of me.
Pretty cute, huh?
Yes. Yes, he is.
We had a variety of delicious toppings:
Bananas, strawberries, peanut butter and milk chocolate chips,
raspberry glaze, whipped cream and some kind of candied bacon, er something.
What was that again, Mom? :-)
I will conclude this birthday post with a series of pictures.
Not because they are cute, I have great hair or because I like smashed cheeks
or over-excuberant smiles.
But rather, because they perfectly paint the picture of my almost three-year-old, Josie.
The pictures start off sweet. Just a normal picture of Josie, myself and Emri.
And then...well, you can see for yourself as you scroll down.
In a matter of mere seconds, Josie starts to spasm into a sweet burst of super sass.
She's just busting at the seams with excitement.
And I can perfectly relate to that.
You know you love someone when it takes every ounce of your being...
not to eat them. :-)