Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tirzah is 3!

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 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
~LOVE shoes
~get dressed by yourself (which includes some interesting combinations)
~love babies
~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.


  1. I love that picture of your girls! So beautiful!

    I have an idea for the flame shadow - funny how is is upside-down! I'm pretty sure it has to do with it reflecting off your lens. Possibly a dirty lens somewhere? Would a polarizing filter help (because of light reflection?).

  2. I can't believe your little one is 3 already, I read your blogs en she was born. My daughter is 3.5 and has the same wispy thin hair. I'm hoping for one ponytail even?