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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Happy 3rd Birthday!!!

September 3rd was Liana's 3rd birthday!  We were so excited to celebrate with her.  Last year, we were exactly two weeks short of getting to be with Liana on her birthday.  We did send her a cake to share with her friends and a couple of gifts but it was so sad that we had to miss her birthday by 14 days!  It was wonderful to get to finally celebrate her birthday with her...on the actual day!  She is such a doll and just loves celebrating birthdays...anyone's birthday.  So for her to have her own birthday is a really big deal!  Whenever I told her that her birthday was coming soon, she would say, "Ana's birthday?"  Yes, baby girl, it's your day! 

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

 Bounce house!!

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!
That face!
Princess Liana
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" :-)

1 comment:

  1. Wow! What a birthday!! She deserved every minute of it, the wee princess! So glad you shared all the birthday fun with pictures. Looks like you guys really got your money's worth outa that bounce house! Liana's expression when she saw it was priceless! (yours too :) What fun! I love ALL the moments you captured!! Liana's first birthday with her very own family! Perfect! Love, and prayers, Grammy and Papa