Tirzah's birthday was on Saturday. Unfortunately it was cold and rainy. :(
Mitch bought Tirzah some balloons...did you know you can get mylar balloons at the $1 store? What a great deal! What a great hubby willing to drive around to get better prices!
Tirzah was such a good hostess. She greeted everyone at the door, jabbering all the while. It was super cute.
Tirzah asked for a "pink" cake. To my dismay, I found that I was completely out of cake mix and frosting. Instead of making a store run, I opted to make a cake "from scratch". Oh no! (just kidding). I found a vanilla cake recipe and vanilla frosting that was "ok". It was sort of thick--more like banana bread and not so much like cake. Oh well...at least coloring the frosting pink was easy!
(Photography question: Why did the flame make those ghost shadows in the pictures like at the bottom of the 3? In a couple other pictures the flame shows up on Tirzah's face. Weird.)
Tirzah, at 3 years old you
~have blonde hair and blue-eyes (your hair is really thin and wispy)
~are very vocal (you talk about everything)
~are not quite potty-trained, but you do "hold it" for long periods of time (all night!)
~do not know the names of colors, but do know the names of many people
~love to wear dresses
~get dressed by yourself (which includes some interesting combinations)
~love to boss people around (working on your "mommy voice" already)
~sleep with your sister Eden every night, and if Eden is gone then you like to sleep with Mommy and Daddy
~are very independent during the day
~like to play outside, riding trikes or swinging or sliding or climbing
~still miss the kittens from last October
~love to hang out with Holly and Kyle at "Amirah's house"
~always want to go with Mommy when I am going shopping or running errands
~confuse Mommy when you pretend to be shy
~amaze Mommy with all the things you know how to do
~are quite the diva with a flair for drama--and I really mean that, you love to act! You especially love to imitate the people around you.
~love to eat a good variety of foods. You won't try something new if we ask you to, but you easily succumb to peer pressure when you see other people doing it. I was astonished recently when you tried some tomato dipped in sour cream--the same tomato that a few minutes earlier you had been adamant that you did NOT like. As a baby you NEVER liked peaches. You would eat many other things, but never peaches. Recently Addie convinced you (how??) to eat yours. You think they're the best ever. :) You love pizza and spaghetti and mac & cheese, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, and other kid staples. You also love apples, bananas, carrots, lettuce, cucumbers, peaches, pears, pineapple, and strawberries.
Happy Birthday, precious daughter! We thank God for you. You are a blessing and a treasure to our family.