Three Years

09 Jan

As promised, here are some pictures from Jenna’s birthday party.  She was more excited about her birthday than she was about Christmas.  Maybe exactly BECAUSE the memory of how fun it is to get gifts was still so fresh in her mind though – who knows?  She woke up in the morning and began asking about her “party.”  She wanted to know who was going to be there and she DEFINITELY wanted to make sure there would be cake.  Like 100 times throughout the day, she checked in to make sure there would be cake.  This from the girl who doesn’t eat anything, and ALWAYS spits out anything sweet.

Because we’re in the middle of cold and flu season, we decided to keep the gathering small and just had family here.  My mom and dad are visiting, and my sister came after she was done teaching.  We picked up a cake that we had decorated from the grocery, plus a bunch of balloons, and hung up a “Happy Birthday” banner that arrived from Jenna’s great grandpa.  When she woke up from her nap, she was so excited she could barely contain herself and couldn’t wait to open her presents.  She learned how to hold up three fingers and proudly showed off her new skill (although she wouldn’t do it for the camera for anything).  When asked how old she is now, she sometimes decides to skip ahead a bit and proclaims, “Fwee an a haff.”  (Little does she know that later in life she’ll be rounding down instead of up).  The evening was full of smiles and giggles, and we couldn’t be more thankful for our beautiful miracle girl and the three years of magic and wonder we’ve had with her.

birthday-1Blowing out the candles



birthday-4Happily diving in

She actually ate one or two small bites, which is a HUGE thing in Jenna World!

birthday-5Opening the first present

A humorous aside:  That package is wrapped in the can from her powdered formula supplement.  Earlier in the week, I had placed her gift inside an empty can to wrap.  In my rush to wrap it up on her birthday, I accidentally grabbed a can full of powder instead of her gift.  When she opened it, she removed the lid, licked her lips with dramatic smacking and said, “MMMMmmmm!  My food!” with her voice full of cheer.  Bless her little heart for being thankful for the simple things.  I quickly got the CORRECT can and she was even happier to see what was inside that one.

birthday-6The horse from Melissa & Doug’s “Royal Family” collection

birthday-7Wish Bear!

birthday-8Opening her Leapfrog TAG Reader


birthday-10One happy birthday girl

P.S.  Thanks to Selfish Mom for the Leapfrog TAG Reader that I won through a giveaway at her site before Christmas!  As you can see, it was a huge hit. 


Posted by on January 9, 2009 in Jenna


9 responses to “Three Years

  1. followthatdog

    January 9, 2009 at 1:21 am

    She’s adorable. And good spirited about getting a can of powdered formula. My baby turns 3 in February. *sob*

  2. Kirsten/Mama Ginger Tree

    January 9, 2009 at 1:39 am

    Great pictures… especially that last one. What a sweet little birthday girl.

    My three year old son loves his TAG Reader. It’s great.

  3. Lee Anne

    January 9, 2009 at 7:17 am

    Love the last picture! Did she eat any of the cake?

  4. GoaldenEye

    January 9, 2009 at 9:49 am

    Three yrs old, boy does it go fast from here on out! yesterday my baby was three, he’ll be 19 next month. babies grow so fast. 🙂 i love the pictures. -Karl

  5. Issa

    January 9, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Fwee and a half, gah I love that. She’s so cute. Yay for the few bites, even if it was just a couple.

  6. Kyla

    January 9, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Awww! Happy birthday! She’s a doll!

    (My KayTar would be equally pleased to open a package of Pediasure, LOL!)

  7. Domestic Extraordinaire

    January 9, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Simply adorable.

  8. anymommy

    January 11, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Yay, bites of cake! You go Jenna (and feel free to send the rest my way). Happy Birthday!

  9. iMommy

    February 3, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Oh, she’s beautiful!!!


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