Our 3 year old.

Things have been so crazy (good-crazy!) around here the past few days that I’m just NOW getting to post something very important.

Our daughter turned 3 years old on Friday!!!!!

Where has the time gone??

From this…

10 days old.

to this.

All in the blink of an eye!

Adelyn has grown into an outgoing, exciting, curious, eager, sweet, thoughtful and completely lovable pre-schooler. She loves to make friends. She loves to learn. She loves to try new things. She’s an outdoor fanatic. We couldn’t ask for a more wonderful daughter. She handled the transition to “big sister”hood very well and genuinely loves Colton. Even though there are times when she can be decidedly challenging, that’s what being a pre-schooler is all about. Her inquisitive nature is something I hope she holds on to for the rest of her life.

We love you beagaloo!!

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How did our pre-schooler spend her day?

She woke up excited and in a great mood because she knew that today! was! her! birthday!

Party hat!

Her big birthday present from Momma and Daddy was an easel with a chalkboard on one side and a white board on the other. I also sewed a ruffled smock for her to wear when she paints thanks to this tutorial from Make it and Love it. {{Super easy tutorial, and I love how her smock turned out.}}

She jumped up and down when she saw the easel…

and dove right in before breakfast.

Doesn’t she look like a little wizard with her hat and smock??

Finger painting. Colton enjoys the easel too.

She photographed her first easel painting. Lovely work.

After coloring up an appetite, Adelyn enjoyed a birthday pancake shaped like a “3” (although, I admit, I think it looks more like a fetus than a number three… you can’t “unsee” the fetus now, can you! You’re welcome.).

I promise she enjoyed it!

And after that, it was back to the easel!

Look at that enthusiasm! These kids are into art.

Shortly after lunch, Grandma, Grandpa, and Auntie Kim arrived for the weekend. Lots of spoiling and playing ensued.

Doing some engineering with Grandpa.

She wanted a picture of her clip on earrings.

Also? Apparently my girl is a model. Does this, or does this not, look like an actress’ headshot?!?!

I We had our hearts set on Thai food for dinner (that’s all I wanted for my birthday – which happens to be the day before Addy’s!), but alas, they were closed for a graduation. ::grumble, grumble:: But we enjoyed a delicious dinner of bbq instead!

Colton sure enjoyed it.

Next came cupcakes and presents.

Showing off all her beautiful jewelry from Great Grandma Archer.

The last present she opened was a big surprise out in the garage. With some help from Auntie Kim, Addy unveiled…

A kitchen! A kitchen that actually has running water!!

My parents built this little kitchen themselves. Let’s take a moment to admire it! There is a pump rigged up under the counter so when Addy pushes and pulls the little black lever just to the right of the faucet, water comes pouring out! And the other neat thing? The sink drains. Addy can pop up the center of the drain and the water flows out the back. How genius is that?! My Mom did an awesome job making the stained glass window. {{Side note: Mom has her own Etsy shop where she sells some of the stained glass lanterns, lamps, night lights, and candle accessories that she makes by hand. Seriously, she is amazing. Some of my favorites include this, this and this. Check it out: Ethereal Elegance}}

My Dad with the kitchen just after they finished it.

The kitchen is seriously awesome. Addy’s has been playing with it non-stop.

Like a little housewife, doing the dishes while wearing her pearls.

That about wraps up Adelyn’s birthday day! Next up is her birthday fiesta, so stay tunnnnned…

Adelyn is 3 years, 5 days old, and Colton is 11 months, 2 weeks old.

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2 responses

  1. Enjoyed the blog. Had a few laughs expecially the comment on the pancake. So funny. Not sure if Addy is going to be a chef, artist or actress. Time will tell. Love, Gram Z

  2. Pingback: Adelyn’s 3rd Birthday – a DIY fiesta! | Our Little Blessings

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