Day 32: Mila’s Labor Day birthday in Deadwood!

Dear Mila,

Today was your 3rd birthday.

You went to sleep the night before as a 2 year old, living in an blue and white striped Airstream… and you woke up as a 3 year old in a pink princess explosion Airstream. In the morning, the first thing you screamed out (since your volume control is broken) is that there were two balloons everywhere. You say two for anything greater than one. It’s cute to us but now that I am typing it out, maybe we should start correcting your vocabulary. Nah! And we weren’t playing a practical joke on you with that huge gaucho pillow wedged next to you on the floor. It’s actually there every night so you don’t hurt yourself on Ava’s bed in the middle of the night.
Still sleeping.

The night before, Ava and I wrapped all of your presents. Your big sister helped picked out every single present in Target a few days ago. She even picked out a cereal that wasn’t Cheerios. Gasp! Yes, I let her pick out a sugary cereal for your birthday. I think she was a little more excited about it than you were.
Day 32: Mila's labor day birthday in Deadwood!

You couldn’t believe ALL those presents were all for you. And you wanted to open every single one by yourself. No help needed. I guess you really are a big girl now.
Day 32: Mila's labor day birthday in Deadwood!

You first asked for a Fresh Beat Band party. Then a princess party. Then a Hello Kitty party. Then you finally settled on a lunch box party. MAKE UP YOUR MIND, MILA! And what is a lunch box party you ask? I have no idea. But we did our best and bought you lunchbox and a bunch of other little things to make today awesome. You really loved the Rapunzel outfit and wore it most of the day. Just look at your face. So happy!
Day 32: Mila's labor day birthday in Deadwood!

You spent the rest of the morning talking to Nona and Dida and showing them all the fun things you opened and of course showed off your Lucky Charms… which almost immediately spilled all over the Airstream floor. Dada, clean up on isle #5!
Day 32: Mila's labor day birthday in Deadwood!

We were going to take you to Bedrock to check out where the Flintstones live but after you watched an episode the night before, you decided that it was too scary. I guess it didn’t help that a giant flower ate Barney within the first 3 minutes of the episode. That was just too scary for you so you told us that miniature golf was a better idea for your birthday.
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Ava is a pro at mini golf since we go for her birthday every year. She usually makes at least a couple hole in ones.
Day 32: Mila's labor day birthday in Deadwood!

But you had a tougher time with the golf club. Instead of using your muscles, you used your head.
Day 32: Mila's labor day birthday in Deadwood!

“What if I just pick up the ball with my hand, and put in the hole. Viola!”
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It’s your birthday, so we just smiled every time you threw the ball into the hole and screamed “I DID IT!”.
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The next stop on your birthday adventure was the Pizza Lab in Deadwood. All you can eat pizza…
Day 32: Mila's labor day birthday in Deadwood!

…and ice cream. After the second scoop, you complained of a stomach ache. Hmmm, I wonder why?!?!
Day 32: Mila's labor day birthday in Deadwood!

Ava tried her best to be super nice to you the whole day, but she wasn’t perfect. Haha. You are, after all, still her annoying little sister!
Day 32: Mila's labor day birthday in Deadwood!

Alright, what is next on the birthday to do list?
Day 32: Mila's labor day birthday in Deadwood!

The playground! You made sure that we pushed you on the swings. And no complaining that our arms hurt from all the pushing.
Day 32: Mila's labor day birthday in Deadwood!

And then us girls played a matching game. Your memory is pretty awesome. Way better than mine.
Day 32: Mila's labor day birthday in Deadwood!

And your cheating skills (and your sister’s too) are way better than mine. I call this picture “Cheater #1 and cheater #2”!
Cheater #1 and cheater #2.

Today was the last day the pool and hot tub were open at our campground. The hot tub was actually not hot and you loved splashing around in it since it was a bit warmer than the ice bath they call a pool here. But within a few minutes, one of the yellow shirt employees came around yelling for you to get out of the “hot” tub because it was too dangerous… while blowing cigarette smoke towards us. Geez. Sorry, little one.
Day 32: Mila's labor day birthday in Deadwood!

But your spirits weren’t dampened. Because there was cake to be eaten…
Day 32: Mila's labor day birthday in Deadwood!

And there were candles to be blown out… several times…
Day 32: Mila's labor day birthday in Deadwood!

And the one thing you requested as a gift today were gummy worms. And gummy worms is what you got.
Day 32: Mila's labor day birthday in Deadwood!

I was a little worried today that you wouldn’t have as much fun in the Airstream as you would have at home. But as you can see, you had a blast today. You were smiling all day long… and screaming too.. because you know, your volume control is broken 🙂
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Happy birthday, my silly goose.

love,
mama

7 Responses to Day 32: Mila’s Labor Day birthday in Deadwood!

  1. Tiffani September 8, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

    Happy Birthday sweet little Mila! This has to be the most adorable things I’ve seen anyone do in an Airstream! Pink balloons everywhere? Sign me up!

  2. Bill September 8, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    Happy Birthday little Mila!

  3. Frank DiBona September 9, 2012 at 12:47 am #

    It seems perfectly logical that “two” means more than one. It does doesn’t it.
    One of our grand children repeated a word multiple times to indicate pleural. So he would say, “Dog, dog, dog, dog, dog…..” to indicate a lot of dogs.

    Frank

  4. Krista September 9, 2012 at 5:48 am #

    SO cute and such a sweet idea for her~ it really shows all the thought that was put into it!! Happy Birthday Mila!

  5. marlene September 9, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

    Thanks everyone 🙂

  6. Kim September 9, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

    You guys are wonderful!!!! I smiled looking at every single photo! Someday your girls (and you too) are going to love reliving your adventures through this blog! What a great day 🙂

  7. Rich September 10, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

    Birthdays in the Airstream are the BEST because you’re all together and probably somewhere fun. Happy birthday Mila!

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