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!