The invites went out with this song...
Our itsy bitsy Sofie is going to be three.
She's growing and she's changing we hope you'll come and see.
Come and celebrate and show her lots of fun.
It's her first birthday party even though she isn't one!
And they came. Almost every invite we sent was met with a yes. Our friends and family came and rallied around our daughter, and celebrated a life that has waited 3 years to be celebrated. She loved it. Every part of it. I loved it, just as much. It was just a house full joy.
The house was full and kids spilled outside. It was the kind of party where there just wasn't enough time to talk to everybody. There were smiles everywhere.
I was excited for cake and singing. We've been practicing and she loves it. She was over the moon with the real deal.
We sang, she blew, we cheered, and she said, "More". So we did it all again because she so deserves it.
Gifts were equally elating. After about the second one she got the idea they were all for her! She tore them open like a pro.
As the night went on the fun got a little rowdier. This is a little game I like to call torture my mother(aka. recreate my birth).
I love how the big girls wanted to play with Sof's toys. They opened everything and totally played with the toy food and dishes.
Then it just got out of control.
Alas, things must wind down. Kids get tired, and the clock already said it was tomorrow.
If I had expectations this day would have exceded them. You are so loved Sof, and we will never stop celebrating your life.