B is definitely her own girl. A princess she is NOT. Whenever people call her 'princess,' she looks at them like they're insane. I tell them to try pirate if they want her attention. It's no surprise she chose a Jake/Pirate theme for her 3rd birthday. She loves all things pirate--treasure, scallywags, ships, and drama with a one handed villain.
We started off with a little celebration at school. We had taken a field trip to the local park that day, and got to bring sack lunches with snacks for the crowd. She loved that her celebration took place at the park instead of school.
On her actual birthday, we started the day out right with a doughnut from Stan's. She requested one with "sparkles," so I obliged.
She was SO excited for her party. I had been able to leverage the impending celebration for all sorts of things--pottytraining and/or behavior in general. She talked about it for months beforehand. The big day finally arrived!
Bonnie made an amazing pirate cake for B. She absolutely loved it!
Word on the street was the cake was amazing!
Thanks to everyone for coming, and making B's big day so special! She had a blast, and this was pretty much the last day she didn't act like a wild banshee. 3 has been special.