Monday, March 9, 2009

Lorelei's 3rd Birthday

The time change had tricked me into an extended slumber this morning, when at the end of a happy dream (about kids' bday parties, of course--we've been to three this weekend) I heard the strange sound of a zipper: Lorelei was sitting politely on our bedroom floor, getting markers out of her coloring bag and silently coloring a picture. And I suddenly realized that I had a three year old now, and how very grown up she is, too.
We celebrated Lorelei's bday party on Saturday night--a disco inferno in Grammy and BPop's basement. Twenty-three kids running wild, disco dancing, all caught up in the Saturday Night Fever. There was a strobe light, 70's music, and groovy outfits, including Daddy's funky, oversized glasses. He was a great sport. Lorelei was wired after all the cake and drinks, but a bit exhausted by the time the night was through. We wound down the evening with an interview from her birthday book (titled: Your Birthday Book: A Keepsake Journal), a new tradition we will keep with both of our kids each year.
Happy Birthday, Lorelei Belle! It was exactly three years ago today that you came into our lives, transforming our hearts, rearranging our priorities, teaching us what a gift it is to call ourselves your parents. We love you more than all the stars in the sky!

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