Nadia Sophie is 4 plus FIVE Ways to Make a Birthday Feel Special4:26 PM
I know many a mother who has agreed with me that terrible twos are a thing of the past. It's terrible threes these days (threenager anyone?). But on the eve of her 4th birthday, it doesn't seem that it was so terrible. Sure, Nadia is strong willed. But those big, deep, beautiful brown eyes are sort of what dreams are made of. She's so sweet. So charming. So thoughtful. So fun. So funny. So smart. So Brave. So fierce. So feisty. And if being strong willed has anything to do with her charisma, spirit, and fun-loving self, I'll take it. I love this girl. And I'm going to miss her being three.
Random things I don't want to forget:
1. Take pictures. Rather than snapping one shot at cake time, take a few minutes to take a fun photo of your little one. Kids often aren't interested in taking pictures but if you add balloons or candy, suddenly they perk right up! When you tell them it's for their birthday it makes it even more special. Add a couple of balloons or a big fun lollipop like this one, step outside into your backyard and it won't be hard to get a couple of great shots.
4. Make their favorite meal for dinner. Tonight we're having mac and cheese because it's her favorite. (I added a ham steak for me). :)
5. Special Outfit. Headbands, hats, "Birthday girl" tee, "Birthday boy" pin, special cape, the list goes on. Every year I snap a few shots of them wearing their birthday headband. This year I straightened Nadia's hair for the first time and boy did she feel special ("like a teenager" to be exact).
Be inspired friends! And Happy Birthday to my baby girl!
PS- Nadia's Dress: