Sunday Morning Song of the Moment - the big 3

Friday was spent running around on errands to get ready. And we spent the whole day doing it.
The whole day.
From the time we got up to the time we went to bed.
Yesterday even found us spending much of the early part of the day getting ready.
And then at 1:00 p.m. it was on.
A big birthday bash for Gracie who turns 3 today.
And for Connor who turns 5 on the 27th.
We went all out for this one (which we don't usually do).
But I wanted to have a good time.
So we also invited a lot of "adult" friends.
And we enjoyed a lot of "adult" beverages.
The weather was beautiful. Perfect actually.

Perfect actually. That describes my Gracie - I call her Gracie-goo, Googie, Goog, Poogie, Poog. Pick one. We call her it.
She was born 3 years ago today.

My sweet, loving, caring, even-tempered (but a fireball) of a little girl.
The little girl I was so upset to find out we were having, but couldn't imagine my life without.
You can read her birth story here if you would like. Or if you haven't already, you can read the story as to how she got her name.
She is such a joyful girl with the most beautiful spirit.
And I'm glad she came to me -to us. I know that her path to get to me was a long one. But she's here now. And we're both better for the long wait.

These are for her. The first song, Isn't She Lovely by Stevie Wonder I put on one of her very first CD's that I made for her. And the second one is from the O Brother Where Art Thou? soundtrack. It's Didn't Leave Nobody But The Baby by Alliso Krauss, Gillian Welch, and Emmylou Harris. I used to sing this to Gracie over and over and over. And it is still one of her favorites. If she curls up on my lap for a snuggle and I start to sing it, you can tell she slips into a memory, a comfortable place, and is soothed. I prefer the album version of the song. But I have to take what I can get.

10 ripples in the pond:

jen said...

oh, Tab. Three. She's so gorgeous. happy happy day to one of the most lovely families anywhere.

Oh, The Joys said...

Hooray! Happy Birthday to Gracie!!

Joker The Lurcher said...

happy birthday little person!

deb said...

Happy Birthday to Gracie. If I got to pick my own name I would have chosen Grace as well. As for the songs, I love that song from O Brother Where Art Thou? . Have a wonderful day.

thailandchani said...

Grace Alison is a beautiful, beautiful name! One of the things I'm thankful for is that I never had to name children. I would have undoubtedly come up with something unbelievably horrid. :)



flutter said...

oh happy bithday, little Grace

Magpie said...

Happy Birthday!

I love that song from O Brother, too. I also used to sing it to my little one.

carrie said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter. Those songs are PERFECT.

Hope the parties were lots of fun for everyone!


pgoodness said...

Happy Birthday, sweet girl! Your post gave me chills - beautiful and so love-filled.

Beck said...

What a beautiful girl! I hope she had a wonderful birthday.