It's funny how time plays with your mind. It's both hard to believe it's already been 3 years, and hard to believe it's only been 3 years. We have been creeping up on 3 for some months now, as anyone with littles knows this is how the new things really come about; in drops of hours, a few days at a time and then suddenly your little person is nearly a whole new little person. Miss VP readily emotes joy and humor and her particular brand of joie de vivre. I'm often floored by her her easy proclamations of love and gratitude. When she isn't in the throes of toddler woe, she just simply seems happy to be here.
So in celebration of commencing her 4th year of life, we cooked up some kalua pulled pork and hawaiian style cole slaw for a few of our closest Madtown friends and polished it off with some coconut cake (hello lemon curd filling) and frozen custard.
Yay for birthdays!
The natives are growing concerned with our much too slow cake prepping approach.
We're not sure where she learned this mode of wishing, but she took about 45 seconds to cover her face and make her (clearly private) wish before blowing out the candle.
As you might predict, this distance did not fare well for successful candle out blowing. We pulled it closer and let her have a go after this photo worthy attempt.
As we debriefed about the party during bedtime, I asked Veda what her favorite part was. First answer, the cake.
Good people is the key to a good celebration.
Cake and frozen custard, round two.