Sunday, July 20, 2008

One More Sleep

We have been counting down how many more sleeps until Elle's 4th birthday.  The first thing she said when she woke up this morning was, "only one more sleep 'til my birthday"!  A few months back, I bought a vintage china plate that says 'happy birthday' in the center of it.  I thought it would make birthdays a little more special if every year the girls got to have their birthday meals on this pretty plate.  I showed it to Elle and let me tell you, she has NOT forgotten.  It makes me smile...she tells me how much she LOVES the gold on it and speaks of this special plate with almost a sense of reverence.  For the last two weeks she has gone to the armoire where I keep it a few times a day and just stares at it longingly, asking when it will be her birthday so she can use it.  Today I finally let her get it out.  I am happy to report that we now have it all washed and ready for her birthday breakfast tomorrow morning.  How sweet are the simple pleasures of a 3 (almost 4) year old.