"On the surface, I am an average person, but to my heart I am not an average person. To my heart, I am a great moment. The challenge I face is how to dedicate everything I have inside me to fulfilling this moment."
Abraham Heschel, 1965
Well, we have had another birthday. Madisen turned 3! I can't believe I have a 3 year old! In honor of this special occasion, we had a princess party for her. I made a princess and the pea cake and we had all her cousins dress up in whatever costumes they wanted. It was really fun.
As an activity I read the story of the princess and the pea and then we hid a little ball under some pillows and all the cousins got to see if they could find the ball just by sitting on the pillows, and if they could, they were a REAL prince or princess.
We had kind of a "dress up" theme and so mark made madi this dress up chest to put all her dres ups in. It turned out really cute and has come in handy with all the new dres-ups she got. For snacks I had a few little things with tags behind them. For instance, I had a plate of cut up apples and the tag read "snow whites apples. (The non-poisonous variety)", we had cinderella's mice munchies (cut up cheese), Ariel's under the sea sandwhiches (tuna sandwhiches), and Lady and the tramp hot dogs. So it was a fun party. It has felt a little like christmas around here with all the gifts, I will have to remember not to have my next child in the month of october.
Tyce had his first birthday on saturday!! How did that happen? He throws his arms up and can say touchdown so I made him a football cake for his birthday and he loved it! We had friends and family over and had spaghetti because it is his favorite and then cake and ice cream. We were in a little bit of a rush because we had to have the boys done by 5 so they could go to the priesthood session.
The football actuall is on a little piece of card board and so I took it off and tyce got to dig into it all by himself. I am pretty sure he went into comatose from all the sugar
This is madi's first pony tail!!!! Yes I know she is almost 3 but her hair just does not grow! Can you tell it is being held together by about 3 bobby pins but who cares? What a fun week! There is nothing like birthday parties to bring out the kid in you. Mark has been playing with tyce's tractors most of the day so it was a success all around!