Preferred nicknames: princess and nut (because I say “you’re a nut” and you’ve turned it into a fun game)
Favorite things: anything pink, dance class, baby dolls, anything Frozen, balloons, water, and story time with Mommy
Favorite foods: vegetables (particularly steamed green beans, broccoli, or sweet potato), ice cream, mac n cheese, peares (pears), and fruit snacks
Favorite activities: going to the splash park, playing in the “water pool,” going anywhere with mommy and Penny (even the post office is exciting to you), but ultimately all you want to do all day every day is be with your people in any and every capacity
Your Birthday Party
Whenever a birthday rolls around I like to make a list of Maisy’s favorite things. This year I focused on making all her dreams come true by inviting all her best friends (Elsa’s limit was 10 kids so we stuck to local cousins, our day care girls, plus a pal from each of the churches we’ve been staff on since she was born), hiring Elsa to come paint faces and take pictures, asking Mimi to make her the castle birthday cake she had her eyes set on, and decking the place out in as much pink as I could manage.
The first business of the day was dressing Maisy in her sparkly pink birthday dress then putting the matching one on Penny before we ran our birthday errands. We all went to the greenery and let Maisy pick out some pink flowers, then to buy as many balloons as I could within reason, and pick up any remaining groceries for the party snacks.
While you took your nap I dressed the house in pink in any way I could think of that wasn’t too tacky to handle. My dream in my head was to paint the whole main floor pink from the furniture to the floor to the ceiling… but that’s insane.
The party itself started with Elsa walking in our front door, stunning every single toddler into wide-eyed, dropped jaw amazed silence. She led the kids outside and painted all their faces then took pictures with them. When she left we lit up your castle birthday cake with three star candles (your favorite shape) and sang happy birthday to you. After cake we opened her amazing birthday gifts and hugged all our friends goodbye.