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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Turning 3

Our Little Kalliope has moved from Toddler to Preschooler!  She has grown amazingly in the past year.  Here's last year's birthday photo:

And this years:

Notice the blurring of movement...that might say it all.  This girl is a girl IN MOTION!  She's busy talking, and walking, riding and hiding!  

Here are some of our favorite birthday moments . . . 

The kids pulled out the "Welcome Home" banner they'd made to welcome us back from Ghana.  

Kalliope received a sweet zebra pillow pet from  a long-distance family member.  He's very snuggly and is now named "Deeba" (that is Kalliope-speak for "zebra" if you hadn't guessed)

Farmor sent some new clothes and Kalliope was really so excited.  "My clothes?" she kept asking.

Dad-Dad sent a funny blue dinosaur.  Kalliope is very interested in dinosaurs.  She thinks they are dragons and she loves dragons because her favorite movie is "How To Train Your Dragon."

Gram and Fred sent a fun book, "Pete the Cat".  She had been introduced to this story through a YouTube video of the book (author telling the story and singing songs).  We love to dance around with Pete and sing, "I love my white shoes!" 

From her family, Kalliope got her first "American Girl"-style doll!  She was really excited about this doll.  I think it made her feel like a big girl.  And she is.

Bring on the Cake!

Auntie B stopped by to bring a gift, too.  A magnetic doll set!  

The girls went right to work getting the dolls all dressed up.

And from our friends, and fellow Ghana-parents in Cali, a wonderful book to share!

Happy Birthday, Baby Girl!


MagistraCarminum said...

Oh, Kerry! how can she be so old! And she just keeps getting cuter and cuter! All your kids are adorable. Thanks for posting the pictures!

Kerry said...

I feel the same way! She really does just get more and more precious. :)

Cindy Marsch said...

I loved sharing the birthday celebration with you! Thank you!