Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Happiness Project: Week 6

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This had to be the best weekend ever with my daughter. We were both sick and still managed to have a blast together.

Saturday morning we met her daycare lady/friend and 3 of the kids that she watches at an Easter egg hunt. There were over 300 kids and parents there and it was controlled chaos to say the least. Toots hung with the Easter Bunny for a bit and then enjoyed 3 seconds of finding eggs. She actually had a great time and we all enjoyed the sunshine for a change.

Sunday morning we woke up and looked for all of the cool things that the Easter Bunny left.  That silly bunny even hid a yeyow egg in the twee.  (Yellow egg in the tree for those who don't speak sugared-out toddler).  I let her enjoy here first and possibly last PEEP.  Those damn things can make a toddler a little on the wacked out.  Then...

This coming Saturday is Toot’s third birthday and I am a lazy mom. I have decided that the only 3 things she will get excited about this year is the cake, the singing of “Happy Birthday” and the presents, so I decided to kill 2 bunnies with one egg and celebrated her Birthday with the family the week before on Easter Sunday.

It was such a beautiful day here in Colorado. We ran around the yard, basting in the sunshine and catching bubbles from her new bubble wand. It was everything I imagined when I imagined having a child. Like “Leave it to Beaver” land I tell ya!

It worked out famously I think. She was so excited that she had her very own cake to take and that people were going to sing Happy Birthday to her. Her face lit up when we were done singing and she got to blow out the candles. Now that I think about it, she may have just been glad that we stopped singing. But none the less, she was grinning from ear to ear.

When she was done opening her presents, she gave everyone a hug and a kiss and was just so happy. I couldn’t stop smiling either. She carried every one of the presents and the card that she got around the rest of the day and even when we were in the car on the way home, she was doing the head bob, trying so hard to stay awake so that she wouldn’t have to put anything down.

Yep, it was a good weekend! Even if I kind of let her think her Birthday was a week early!

20 comments:

  1. It's the celebration she'll remember, not the date on the calendar.

    She's certainly a cutie. Have fun with that one as a teen! lol You can see how happy she is in the pics, but you can also see a bit of the attitude that you blog about so often! lol Attitude is good, it makes for interesting adults!!!

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  2. What a cutie pie ! I hope that now that she's turning 3 that the terrible twos will be over !

    Glad you had a nice weekend !

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  3. She's just adorable, Danielle.

    I'm glad you two had a great weekend together. Hope you're both feeling better soon!

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  4. Fun! I miss those days, when simple was fun and the kids didn't complain about it...

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  5. Oh how cute! She looks like she was having a blast!

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  6. Awww! What's not to be happy about? She clearly brings you much joy.

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  7. Now that brings a smile to my face....

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  8. Was that egg hunt televised? I could swear I saw Toots very briefly on t.v. over the weekend.

    The pics are great and make me want to give that girl a squeeze. :)

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  9. Cool. Happy fake birthday to her! I get to shuttle my kids to two b-day parties this weekend. I'm going to ask for ID to make sure they are legit!

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  10. Looks like fun!! And my goodness she's a cutie!

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  11. so cute... must mean her mommy is a sexy thang!!!

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  12. Ye-yow, :) And pooh to you for having your own bathroom. :p xoxo

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  13. I'm glad you had a fun weekend! She is adorable.

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  14. I miss having young enough kids to take on an easter egg hunt! Cute pics

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  15. I, too, miss the days when everyone feverishly hunted for eggs in the yard...

    She is so precious!! Enjoy times like these...they grow up so fast! These are the times you will remember and smile about the rest of your life...

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  16. Good Lord she should be in commercials. She's absolutely beautiful!

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  17. She is beautiful!! Looks like fun!

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  18. boy she sure is a pretty thing!

    good stuff Danielle!

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  19. what a wonderful easter and birthday celebration! what a cutie!!!

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