In keeping with tradition, I took Adalyn to the fire station for her third birthday. It was a wonderful day and we had so much fun spending one on one time with our middle baby. We took her sweet sister Marin to the station for her third birthday in 2010. At that time in life I felt like a terrible mom, because with a new born baby in the house, I just didn't feel up to throwing her a party. Taking her to the station to spend time with her Daddy was the best I could do. Who knew that it would be one of her favorite memories and what I viewed as a sad compromise transformed into a beloved tradition. Adalyn's paper birthday hat and "Birthday Girl" ribbon were gifts made and purchased by Marin. I'm amazed at Adalyn's vocabulary and wit. She's full of adorable grins, super tight squishy hugs and curiosity. During her third birthday "interview" when asked what makes her feel really happy she responded by saying "Butterflies! When they chase me I feel happy. But they don't sting you."
Me: "Adalyn, what do you want to be when you grow up?
Adalyn: "A grown up."
Me: "What will you DO?"
Adalyn: "Nothing. Well, play."
Me: "Adalyn, who's the last person you kissed?"
Adalyn: "DaDa" (grin)