we celebrated with great joy our three girls' birthdays before our big move to san francisco. life has been so crazy i'm just now getting the chance to post a few photos from our day. it was such a sweet day and a well needed break from all of the packing and stress of moving. we woke up early and headed out to seattle, where we surprised sophia by taking her to the american girl store. she's been wanting an american girl doll, like abigail. she told me countless times, "i want an pink princess american girl doll for my birthday." she was overwhelmed and delighted with the surprise. then we headed to the woodland park zoo for the rest of the day. it was one of those days i want to hold in my memory forever. to celebrate life, it is a gift.