It took all of us to try to distract her from hef finger and have some fun. This is our sad attempt to get her to make a necklace.
The other kids had tons of fun making the craft :)
Cute Owen loved it!
From crafts, we quickly moved onto presents--you can see how well that went! Bailey was just a bit dramatic about all of it.
I told Ty that I'd pay him $5 if he got her to smile. My dad jumped in and put a box on his head to make her laugh. I love my family!
She was kind of like a crazy kid going from happyish to sad in the blink of an eye.
Here's her sad swollen finger.
This was her face for most of the day.
Here's a smile while decorating/eating cupcakes.
I think this was everyone's favorite part
Here's Kate's funny face--she does make the best faces.
Here's Owen and his meticulously decorated cupcake.
Another one of our as good as it gets family photos. At least we tried.
Now we're having fun!
Caught in action trying to blow out her candles. Being the nice mom that I am, I bought the candles that are supposed to light back up after you blow them out. They didn't quite work as quickly as I wanted them to; maybe that's why they were on clearance.
Trying to get a picture of the four of them was hilarious! None of them wanted to pay attention or smile. Owen had to be forced by Kyle to sit there nicely, so he was sad. Kate is posing, and Hailey was into something else that caught her attention. This was the only one with Bailey smiling, so it was the winner.
Uncle Ty Ty and Aunt Toni got Bailey this awesome art center.
Brian and I had decided to hold off on the ER until the next day because we didn't feel like hanging out in the ER for hours on end--I know we are great parents! Instead, we made a lovely homemade splint out of a popsicle stick and athletic tape. When we did take her in the next morning, the nurse commented on what a great job we did with the homemade splint and I'm pretty sure he was serious. There ended up being no broken bones, thank goodness, but she did get to wear an awesome splint for the whole week. Bailey's favorite part was that she got about 10 stickers while at the doctor's office.
Here she is with her awesome pirate hook splint.
Here's what Bailey got for her birthday (I'm only listing it so I can remember what to get a three-year-old next time I have one):
Big kid games (Candyland and Cooties) and princess blanket from Grammy &Papa
Beauty & the Beast dolls from cousins
Cute outfit from Aunt Harriet and Uncle Fred
Adorable dress, coloring book, and sticker book from G&G Mosher
Shopping cart filled with goodies from Hailey
A dress, wooden puzzle, and Oh La La dolls from Grandma & Grandpa Dan
Cupcakes, puzzles, tea party set, and dress up dolls from me & Brian
Art center from Ty & Toni
Way more than any one little girl needs--thanks to everyone!!
Happy Birthday to my big girl Bailey! We love you so much and are amazed everyday at what you know and learn. You bring so much joy to our family. And I know you're going to be a great big sister!