We had a great day celebrating Grace's birthday! First thing in the morning she opened her new Dora chair, which she loves (and so does Sophia, of course). Grace is not thrilled to share it, but hopefully it won't cause too much contention.
After the chair she opened some more presents,
then we blew bubbles,
and played with sidewalk chalk.
Later, she tried to steal one of her cupcakes,
and posed for some pictures in her new birthday outfit.
The recipe for these vanilla cupcakes with buttercream frosting comes from Magnolia Bakery in New York City and they were delicious, but not quite sweet enough for the kids' taste.
While the kids had their ice cream Grace finished opening her presents.
She is talking in sentences more and more and most of the time I can understand what she is saying. She is getting more mischievous every day, she usually says "sorry mommy" right after she does something she shouldn't, and she is also very sweet and polite when she wants to be, saying "thank you mommy" many times a day. She isn't really aware of the change coming with the new baby, but I think she will love having a baby in the house. Grace brings so much joy into our family and we adore her!