I guess you could say we've strung out the big #4 this year. We celebrated the day before Oia's birthday with some dear friends who were visiting from North Carolina. Of course, we celebrated the day of her birthday, just the 4 of us, and again yesterday with a belated birthday playdate involving some of Oia's best buddies. We spent the low key afternoon playing on Oia's new playset, visiting, and eating cupcakes. We were thankful that these special friends and their parents could celebrate with us.
A highlight for me this year was watching Oia blow out her own birthday candles. The overrated skill of blowing is fairly new to our Miss as last year she couldn't blow them out. Not even close. It's a skill that's easily taken for granted. The inability to close or round lips and force air out of ones mouth falls under the big bad category of speech and language so given the language challenge she experiences, I was never surprised she couldn't do it, just a little sad about it. I secretly wished to myself during last years unsuccessful candle blowing attempt that she'd be able to tackle those darn candles this year. Well, she's a wish-come-true kind of gal ~ between she and her buddy Landon, those candles didn't stand a chance.