Something happens to me the night before one of my babies has a Birthday. I sit there, after all tiny toes are tucked in, heads are kissed and songs are sung and as I wrap the last presents and hang the last balloons, I get all messed up. I fight the tears, but they still fall. I'm that Mom, the Mom who just wants time to slow down. I want to bottle all of the sweet times and just sit there and soak in them. These days with my 3 little ones are such crazy busy days and sometimes they are so hard, but secretly I love this. I love having a baby and a little girl and a proud preschooler. I never wish for this season to be over. I might wish for my house to stay clean for just a moment or no more tantrums, but I never wish for these kids to grow up. Never.
So, Paisley turned 3 and we had a great day celebrating what a sweet blessing she is to us. For her party, I went the easy route this year. It just felt right to keep things easy and to still try and make her day extra special.
I feel like there just isn't a "right" way to throw a Birthday party. Some years we do a big shebang and other years, we keep it special and simple. This was one of those special and simple years. It just felt right.