Monday, August 11, 2008

TLM hits the big Oh-three

Three years ago today, I blogged about how I squeezed The Little Madam out of my loins, in all her gory glory. Today was the day she'd been waiting for since about May, when her cousin had her 4th birthday. Although we aren't holding TLM's party until Saturday, there was plenty of celebration going on today.

First, there were the balloons that we hung up around the living room. Then, there were the presents - a Dora bathtoy, a Thomas train set (including Annie and Clarabel), a Sylvanian family (otters, all) and a Diesal 10 - and that was just from her daddy. Then, there was the excitement of going to creche with her daddy (because I started my new contract today and had to be there at 9am), a fattening, icing-coated chocolate cake for afternoon tea (I never realised that cake icing is just butter that's been lightly flavoured with icing sugar) and a visit from a much-loved prodigal neighbour.

She knows she's 3. The boy warned me early on that, at 3, TLM would be sleeping in a bed and sitting on the toilet (as opposed to sleeping in a cot and sitting on a potty). But I'll just wait and see; there's still a ways to go with her poo-removal training, and she still sleeps right up against her cot dropside. And I don't think TLM is quite ready to stop being the baby.

7 comments:

Nigel Patel said...

I have the sparsest memories of being three, now she's getting to an age where things are going into the permanent record.
And I do recall birthday cake amongst my favorite childhood memories.

The Editter said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday, TLM! Am looking forward to the party on Saturday!

donnasoowho said...

Happy Birthday to TLM! I didn't know that Sylvanian's were still 'cool'.. I had one when I was a kid. THAT was a long time ago.

ps (you can make icing out of cream cheese instead of butter)

Violet said...

nigel: what - that's a bit early for one's youthful indiscretions to be recorded!

the editter: me too.

donnasoowho: I never knew they were ever cool :-) I do love cream cheese, perhaps I'll try it next time.

Make Tea Not War said...

Happy birthday to TLM! My how time flies...

Daddy L said...

Happy, happy Birthday TLM!

Angela said...

Happy birthday to your sweet TLM. Hopefully year three is a blast.
Time does pass so quickly