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We made the favors for Holly's birthday party (and I neglected to hand half of them out!). We used the bubble art we had made earlier. I cut the paper into 2"x3" rectangles and then I cut slits on either side. Holly stamped "thank you" on each one and then Conor and Greta slid the bubble container into the paper slits. It's was a real assembly line. I love how they turned out. And I love the play on bubble art and bubbles!

This past Sunday was my birthday. I was grateful to kind of have a weekend because things have been really busy and stressful around here. It was great to take a break! Friday night, I went out for pedicures and ice cream with my friend Kelly Lee. I don't know when I last had a pedicure, so I felt extra pampered. I feel happy every time I look down at my well polished toes.

On Saturday, Conor and I went wall/rock climbing at Planet Granite. I have never done it, but I've really wanted to give it a try for the last 3-5 years. It was just as scary as I anticipated (I'm fearful of heights), and it was really exhilarating! Each climb was like another shot of adrenaline! It was a lot of fun and I'm grateful that I've been building strength - I think that really helped. After climbing, we went and grabbed some pizza and ice cream (noticing a theme?). And chatted, nothing work related. It was amazing.

On Sunday, we were a little unsure of how the day would go. Our girls woke up tired and a little edgy (growth spurts?), and we were late to church. Things continued to be a little grumpy and everyone grew edgy. We decided to push through and still go to the beach and everything really was much better when we got there. We met up with friends, so the kids had littles to play with and I had adult women to talk with. It was fantastic! There were definitely some bumps this weekend, but overall it was positive. Thank you to everyone who did something to make it special!

Taking deep breaths over here today... my youngest is officially three! She's as sassy as ever to me, Conor and Holly, but can be quite shy in public. She loves Frozen, her dollies, Bun-Buns, Sleeping Beauty, collecting toys in all sorts of different bags and then hauling them everywhere with her, dresses, skirts, nightgowns, ballet flats, hummus...

Greta continues to be a beautiful challenge for me. She's a wonderful, forgiving girl and she's forever loyal to our little family. Greta is an absolute joy and a blessing and has been from the day she was born. I am so grateful she's my daughter! Happy birthday to my darling Greta Elizabeth.