Amidst strep throat and a really wretched cold virus (double illnesses at once for the win!) my little Ember turned three years old!
We had to uninvite grandpa and grandma since some of us are still majorly contagious with one or both of those illnesses. We’re hoping they’ll come over in a week or two to do cupcakes and maybe a game or two to celebrate. As of this second we’re all still feeling pretty horrible so… planning anything is not interesting.
I would have put off Ember’s birthday completely except that we couldn’t really. Allan might be in Colorado this weekend or he might be next weekend. We have no idea (he calls them today) so we decided to just go ahead and celebrate her birthday even though we’re sick.
When it was time for cake Ember wanted to set the table. She’s been really into setting the table every night for dinner. It’s cute how she’ll ask me if dinner’s coming and if I say yes (or if she sees me cooking) she asks, “Can I set the table?” and is thrilled each time I say yes.
I recorded us singing to her and her blowing out her candles. Success there. But I failed to get a picture of her cake with the decorations on it. I remembered a minute after the cake had been “taken apart” and snapped this one:
I told her to do a thumbs up if she liked her cake. She is trying really hard this week to master using her thumb for it instead of using her pointer finger. I’m a little sad that that little quirk of hers will be gone now.