Our ‘lil girl is officially three years old (here at 9:53 PM). We’ve been celebrating all month (as we celebrate every day of our lives), but today was extra special.

When she woke up, we greeted her with a rousing round of “Happy Birthday to You” followed by breakfast in bed while snuggling with her brother. Then it was time to get ready for school and put on a frilly dress (her choice).

We loaded the car with her and her goodies, dairy free cupcakes with dairy free icing and little hugs for her friends and teacher. She and I made them last night, and from what she told her grandparents tonight on the phone, the cupcakes “had icing, SUGAR, and balls”. Every preschool teacher’s dream, right?

Of course, school was excited to celebrate her day. Her teacher gave her a certificate and a birthday princess hat (which I am sure she showed off her royalty plenty throughout the day).

After I got off work, we met up at the JCPenney to take some photos. I am going to be honest and say that she was scared and looked a little special in most of the 25 photos that they took, but there are a few gems worth sharing. After I get the thank you cards and mail them out (FYI–this will be around the 17th), I will post her thank you note photo. It’s classic, and you’ll appreciate the wait. A few snaps with ‘lil Man, too.

We finished off the night at Eat n’ Park where she had chicken fingers, fries, and a surprise lactose free ice cream birthday treat. What a way to welcome in 3!

Enjoy these photos from the day…and Happy Birthday ‘lil Miss A!