Faren Turns Three! Inside her Encanto birthday party!
Apr 4, 2023
It’s Monday April 3, 2023.
I’ve spent much of the morning looking at and reposting photos of when Faren was just a teeny tiny baby. I could hardly believe that the palm-sized human we brought home, what seems like yesterday, is already a walking, talking, singing, independent toddler who loves music, playing outside with the neighbours’ kids and Encanto!
She’s fallen in love with the Madrigal family and she’s convinced she’s the real Mirabel. She so easily picks up on music (her dad’s genes), loves broccoli and strawberries, loves buttered noodles as an after school snack and she gives the tightest and sweetest hugs. She has a mean photographic memory and literally remembers everything and who or what it’s associated with.
She loves church, is super fond of Pastor Hanna and screams, “hello!” to everyone we pass. She counts from one to 10 in Spanish, recites the Lord’s Prayer and just the other day, her teacher Mrs. Fielding says Faren passed her school assessment with flying colors. She did so well, she was exempt from homework that weekend!
Faren Afua is an absolute joy in our lives! She’s so headstrong, but so gentle, talkative (mom’s genes), fun-loving and the light in our lives.
She constantly walks up to me and says, “Mommy, are you ok?!” and she doesn’t know it, but sometimes it’s just what I need in that moment. She still refuses to sleep in her own bed the entire night and always finds her way between daddy and I in the wee hours of the morning. She’s gives the best cuddles and wakes up with a smile on her face.
We hosted an Encanto birthday party for her and she thoroughly enjoyed every single minute! From the Mirabel backdrop to the favor boxes, the cake, oh that cake, and the pins, everything was on theme and on brand! Dressed in her Mirabel costume complete with the neon green glasses, my baby danced, jumped and cheered her way into THE BIG THREE!