So, when you miss the first two birthdays, you have to really celebrate, right? Right! We rented a bounce house for the day before her birthday because it was Labor Day so Ella and Erik were home too. Lucky us, the place we rented it from couldn't pick it up until kids' bedtime on Liana's birthday so we got it for her whole birthday also! So we bounced...a lot. Liana wanted a "princess birthday" so that's what our little princess got!
Through the years
Day 1 of Liana's birthday blast
Haha...look at Ella photo bombing!
No cuter backside than this!
Can you tell what his favorite color is? Lellow!
Daddy jumps with intensity!
Little bit of gymnastics
The BIG day!!!
How old are you, Liana? "Phree!"
Sometimes her beauty just takes my breath away! Look at those stunning eyes! I can brag because she got none of it from me! ;-)
Laughing at ge ge (big brother)
These two have so much fun together!
This much excitement over a card! Haha!
She was so excited about her mei mei's birthday!
It's about time she had her own dump truck! These two play "trucks" all the time!
Oh yeah, and this happened the week before her birthday. Big girl loves her big girl bed!
In other news, Liana's appointment with her gastroenterologist was last week. It went well, I guess. We didn't really find out much. They put her on some meds to control her reflux and scheduled an appointment for an upper GI, which she had this morning. She had to drink this nasty barium drink while laying under an x-ray machine while the doctor watched. Our girl was AMAZING during her appointment!!! The doctor and nurses were so impressed with a 3 year old being so cooperative! The nurse told me that they usually have to hold kids her age down but she was as good as she could be, as long as Mommy was right there! So, we won't know the results for a day or 2 but I hope that we will find out if she will need surgery or not. She may have to have an endoscopy next but we really just don't know. After her upper GI, she got 4 stickers and got to pick a beanie baby. She chose a ladybug. Perfect, when you know about the significance of ladybugs with Chinese adoptions. :-) I will always connect ladybugs with our little ladybug.
Uh...do you have something in a smaller size?
And this is big news so I can't leave it out...Ethan started soccer on Liana's birthday! He loves "his soccer" :-)