Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hope is Three

Hope Mia was born on Friday, July 3, 2009 at 10:19 PM. I remember her Dad saying that if she could just wait a little bit longer she'd be a July 4th baby. Mom wasn't amused.

the Mother Goose poem says
Fridays child is loving and giving

Hope celebrated her birthday this past Saturday. First with a "kids only" party at a small amusement park. Later that day family and friends came by for BBQ and cake.

Hope couldn't decide between Toy Story and Rapunzel as a theme so she got both.



Cars is another favorite. Tita Geli and Nana combined forces to get lots of Car stuff





Surrounded by adults Hope searches her gift bags for toys while they admire the clothes.


Mom brought out the cake and Hope supervised the cutting so that she could be sure to "get all of Rapunzel's face on my piece"



In between gift opening and cake cutting there was lots and lots of fun







Taking care of her new pup with her new vet kit
Aunt Denise lends a hand. Denise has been a family friend since she was a teen.


Pup is all better and takes a ride on Mater the bubble maker
It was about 9 PM at this point and the birthday girl had been awake since 7 AM


Three is a good age

30 comments:

LL Cool Joe said...

I love how Hope is playing with cars and trucks and not being forced to play with dolls. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with dolls but I don't like the way some parents force their kids into gender stereotyping by making them play with toys they may not want to.

Happy birthday to Hope! She's such a cute kid. :)

Daryl Edelstein said...

look at those long legs, she is definitely going to have Daddy's height and be a stunner! Happy Birthday, sweet Hope .. you've got the bestest Nana evah

DJan said...

She is so beautiful! And it seems almost impossible she's three already. I love to see her in these pictures. I hope I will get to see her grow into a young lady! Thanks for the chance to celebrate her birthday, too. Happy Birthday, Hope!

Linda Reeder said...

Three is a good age. Too soon she will move out of this stage of wonderment and lose those sweet baby cheeks.
Thanks, Nana, for inviting us to the party.

Kay Dennison said...

She is such a delight!!!! Hard to believe she's three already!

Sylvia K said...

I agree with Kay, can't believe she's three already!! I remember the day like it was yesterday and how excited you were and I was for you!! Looks like a wonderful day for all of you! Thanks for sharing the fun, Dianne!! Big birthday hugs to Hope and a big Nana one to you!

Sylvia

ds said...

So grown up already--wow. Happy Birthday, Hope! Three is a grand age. May you both enjoy. Many thanks for sharing the festivities, Nana!

Reb said...

It's hard to believe she is already three! And those legs are long, my goodness. Happy Birthday Hope, it looks like you had a great time.

Mike said...

HBD Hope!

Jo said...

Happy Birthday to your little-big Love! So sweet that she wanted you to eat Rapunzel's face.

Evy just turned 3 last month. It's too bad you're on the other side of the country, I think our girls would be besties.

Jay Simser said...

Happy Birthday Hope. You have tured into a charming, lovely, young lady. Moolly sends licks.. Big Hugs, j

Jackie said...

3, goodness how did that happen?! She's grown up so fast!

Glad she had such fun at her party! She's so gorgeous!

OldLady Of The Hills said...

HOPE, 3 years old! How did that much time go by already? She was just born!!! (lol)
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARLING HOPE, AND MANY MANY MORE TO COME, YOU SEEET DEAR GIRL!

She is so adorable....and looking quite grown up these days. What A Day! It sounds like she had a great time...!

OldLady Of The Hills said...

"SWEET" Girl! I don't know what happened to the "W"...!

Jeni said...

Yes indeed, three is a fantastic age! You can see by her face now that she is hovering on the brink of toddlerhood, on one glance, and yet -look again and you can see she is no longer looking like the baby she's just so casually discarded to start on the road of becoming a big girl, overnight! So cute, so sweet, Dianne. Enjoy every single moment you can with her now too -like I really needed to tell you that, huh?

Granny Annie said...

Happy Birthday to this made-famous-by-grandma girl! She is a winner for sure!

Ivanhoe said...

Happy happy (belated) birthday, dear Hope! Looks like you really had a great one :)
Big hugs to you both from sizzling Ohio,
I.

Akelamalu said...

(Belated) Happy Birthday Hope!

That looks like a great party.

Lowell said...

Anything that gets them from the terrible twos to the threes is a good thing. Yeah for birthday No. 3!

She's a real sweeties, Dianne! I can see why you're such a proud grandmother. And it's nice to see her surrounded with a loving family and so many friends. That's what every kid needs.

She must have slept well that night when she finally went to bed!

Thanks for your very nice comment on Cedar Key! Best wishes to you and yours and I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July celebration!

Hilary said...

Oh sweet angel! Everyone is saying how they can't believe she's three already.. and of course, I had the same thought. It's like we all know her personally, thanks to her wonderful Nana. Our little bloggie girl is three. Happy Birthday, sweet love.

Vagabonde said...

What a great birthday party – happy birthday sweet Hope! She is growing up so fast and gets cuter all the time.

HermanTurnip said...

Awesome! Happy birthday, Hope! Our Tyler is a year younger than Hope. Can't wait for him to hit 3, because that's the age when he can start playing with some of the cooler toys ;-)

Au and Target said...

That looks like a fun party - and an amazing cake! Happy Birthday, Hope, and also Happy 4h of July!

Ron said...

Just wanted to pop by real quick while I'm in Starbucks using their wifi to say....

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, HOPE!!!!

((((((( Hope ))))))))

Faaaaaaabulous photos, Nana!!!!

MUCH X to you both!!!!!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh how seet...Happy Happy Birthday Hope!!! Your Nana loves you...hugs..Michelle

Misty DawnS said...

She is so beautiful! Happy birthday to the sweetheart!

Cherie said...

I saw these several days ago, but my brain wasn't working well enough to write anything coherent. It looks like a wonderful party! Happy Birthday to your Hope!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Three is an excellent age. But I have a feeling all of Hope's years will be excellent ones! What a neat party day (day full of parties?)...I thought at the end when you said how long she'd been awake you'd have a melt-down picture, but I should have known better ! She looks like she could have gone another 4 or 5! Happy belated b-day to Hope.

nitebyrd said...

She is such a cutie!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Hope is so precious!