Tuesday, July 24, 2012

And she's 3.

Milena turns three today.  

I think she's relieved to have woken up to find all her teeth still in her mouth, and all her diapers still in the closet.  These two things have been causing some anxiety the past few days as she realized her birthday was getting closer and closer.  A few months back Claire explained to Milena that she'll lose her teeth when she gets older. Milena assumed 'older' meant 'three', and she's been afraid that she'd wake up on her third birthday without teeth no matter how many times we assured her she would not.  The second issue, with the diapers, she brought on herself.  She's insisted she'd start wearing only underwear once she turned three.  She does great using the toilet at home, but she's a little iffy when we are out.  Public toilets can be quite loud, and they throw her off.  As the big day came closer, she started worrying that in the night I would replace all her diapers with underwear, because she said she'd wear them. It didn't happen.

Today we have spent the day finding all the 3's I hid around the house and playing board games. She requested a Brewer cake (because it has a blue 'M') and dinner at Market Street Diner. The big double birthday party with Annesley is at the zoo, like always, this weekend. Its been a great day, and I'm sure she'll sleep easier tonight.

In July (and April, and May, and June)

This is becoming a quarterly blog, at best. We've been busy, I  guess? In any case, here are some highlights.

In the spring, we had the chance to raise four chicks. It was a ton of fun and really cool. Claire was in 100%, taking care of feeding, watering and letting the chicks out of their cage for some attention. At the end of several weeks, we got to send them back. Chicks are cool, but they are also loud, messy and smelly at times. This was a perfect set up.

Also in the spring, the small one turned three.  We had the traditional party at the zoo. This year Milena requested a Brewers cake. Her uncles like to think its because she's already a fan for life at age three but I know its because the logo happens to be her favorite shade of blue. And that the logo actually has an 'M' at the top doesn't hurt either.

There was a trip to Florida which my parents tagged along for. It was a lot of fun to spend the week with them. We didn't tell the girls they were coming until they showed up at the airport.

And there have been two trips to Door County. We'll be going there more often because we just bought a camper there, set up on a permanent site. We all look a lot like this while we are there:

And sometimes we take a break from that and go zip-lining, sunset watching or ice cream eating.  So, really we mostly look like the above.