Of course this happened seven months ago... and now my memories of the events are vague... So more pics than text! We celebrated Caroline's third birthday shortly after returning from our gigantic road trip. While we were away (or just before we left) her main birthday present was delivered! Thanks Uncle Dan and Aunt Lauren for the fabulous trampoline!  And we picked up a slide for the backyard as well for our main gift to her. But we kept these hidden until her birthday party when we had the big reveal. We had a mini-celebration on her actual birthday, bringing cupcakes to school for a world goes round the sun party. This was a lovely ritual. She walked around a candle (representing the sun) as the teacher and kids recited the months of the year 3 times; each time around her teacher set down a picture from whatever year of C's life we were marking with that circling. I think there were other elements too... but anywho... twas nice. That night she blew out candles on a cupcake at home. And we decorated the tree (as we did during labor!) And she opened presents sent by loved ones.