Sofia’s 3 yrs birthday party!

Happy birthday to my lovely baby!!! I can’t believe she turned 3 yesterday. She amazed me that at 3, she’s a fully articulated, thoughtful, smart girl! Even her teachers say that although she’s the youngest in class, she knows everything, so meticulous with her things, so precise when she speaks. 🙂

We had two celebrations this year. One at school on Friday. I made cupcakes for them, my first time making them. They didn’t turn out as pretty as store-bought, but good enough to show my dedication and love.

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we arrived after they got up from nap, the class was already decorated for the occasion.

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we wanted to take pics with the birthday girl, but she was so focused on the icing

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we song birthday song in english, french and chinese

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although Sofia was quiet all the time, I know she’s enjoying the moment

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grandparents planned their trip to China to be able to celebrate with her

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then on Saturday, 9/26, we host a big party at home, over 40 friends accompanied us

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I’ve been preparing the food for days… and left the hardest project for last. For the past two years, I’ve ordered the cake, but this year and all coming years, I want to make the cake for Sofia, a tradition that hopefully one day she’ll appreciate. This time, I made a four-layers coconut cake, with 4 shades of purple, one of her favorite color. 🙂

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The party starts at 3:30pm so I prepared some finger food for the guests.

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a flourless chocolate cake, so chocolaty, so rich, so addicting! 🙂

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blinis with smoked salmon

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cheese plate

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chips with salsa

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empanadas

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two kinds of moon cakes because the next day was Chinese moon festival. I made one with lotus seed filling

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and one with aduki beans. They were all gone because I had the chance to try one.

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biscottis

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drinks were juices and fruit punch

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Sofia was obsessed with the 3.5 months old Luna… she wanted to hug and hold her. She’s be a great sister.

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more friends came with gifts

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and her best friend at school, Sofia.

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in the middle of the party, we did Piñata! Such a great idea for a crowd of kids desperate for some lollipop 🙂

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after that, every single kid had lollipop none stop!!! The parents must be hating me…

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The adults chat and ate… everyone seemed to be enjoying the party 😀

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some photo posing happened too

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then we did the cake. I decorated the cake with a light purple color… it turned out great! Everyone assumed that I ordered it! 🙂

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once again, while we song birthday, Sofia was too focused on the lollipop

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and her old bestie Smaranda.

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It was the most popular birthday party we’ve had so far. We had a lot of fun!!! Sofia liked it so much that when she woke up the next day, she told me: hacemos fiesta otra vez! (let’s have another party!).

Each year is a milestone, and I truly enjoy preparing every one of these. I am thankful to be the most important person in her life and wish I could bring more happiness into her life. I know as she gets older, this task will get harder and harder, but it also prepares me to be a better mom. 🙂

I love you, my most precious girl in the world! Having you makes me feel I have the world.

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