We celebrated my niece Gabby’s 3rd birthday on Sunday. She loves cars but doesn’t like pink. She thinks Dora is great and her favorite book is Goodnight Construction Site. While running errands, it’s not unusual to hear her call out from the backseat, “Look daddy, an excavator!”
The boys think she hung the moon. They helped her organize her new Minnie Mouse Beauty Purse and then touched up her makeup. Mikey attacked the application of lipstick with the same intensity and zeal he reserves for reading about the Battle of Midway. Nico must pay more attention to me getting ready than I thought because he swirled his imaginary powder puff across Gabby’s new Minnie Mouse blush and gave it a gentle tap-tap-tap against the compact before dusting her cheeks. We all agreed there was never a more beautiful 3 year-old, and then we ate cake.