Monday, May 25, 2015

Penny Turns Three

"My birthday is coming up!" - This is what Penny has been saying for weeks to anyone who will listen. Her birthday has been the topic of many conversations in our home. Whenever I would ask her what she wanted for her birthday she would say. "Cake! With sprinkles! And candles!" And today, her birthday finally came!
Our little Penny, who would have been happy with just the donuts and balloons, was spoiled with presents today. We got her a little play kitchen and dishes and Grandma and Baba Himmer got her a cute wooden mixer to go with it. Also, her Auntie Stephanie picked out a darling Minnie Mouse jeep that she knew Penny would go nuts for and convinced the rest of my siblings and parents to go in on it with her.
Andrew and I set up the kitchen the night before and let Penny come out and discover it this morning. She was so thrilled! So much so, that she didn't even notice the big plate of donuts waiting for her on the kitchen table.
Penny didn't end up taking much of a nap today, as she was too busy cooking playing with her new kitchen to stop for something as trivial as a nap!
In other exciting news, we had a tornado watch turned tornado warning that resulted in me throwing some water and food storage in our walk in closet and getting the girls up from their naps to hunker down during the storm. Andrew thoroughly mocked me for taking the warning so seriously. Thankfully, the storm passed and left us untouched.

All in all, it was a birthday to remember! And the celebrations aren't over just yet, we still have Penny's party to look forward to! And the much awaited sprinkle cake!


  1. You're the mother of a 3 year old. When did this happen?! And I would be nervous about a tornado warning too!

    1. It wasn't that bad. And the over-hype was amusing. Lindsay was not impressed that I didn't take any of it seriously.