You only turn 3 once.

"Now don't spit; just blow." Birthday candle coaching from @jrperry39 #latergram

We were so honored to make the (very exclusive) guest list for Grey's birthday party, compiled by the birthday girl herself. That's how you know you've made it.

We've been friends with John and Erin since college, and it is so fun to watch their girls grow up (so fast!). We remember visiting the hospital and seeing G when she was a tiny little bundle of blankets, and now she's her own bona fide little person! She is kind, generous, artistic, and full of love, and so much fun to be around.

g turns 3

After signing her very pink cast (a recent wardrobe addition thanks to a minor playground accident involving a modern merry-go-ground), we enjoyed a chicken nuggets and fries picnic in the living room, followed by enthusiastic present opening and cake made by Erin (she makes GOOD cake). John wins quote of the evening with his birthday candle coaching: "Now don't spit; just blow."

Grey, thanks so much for inviting us to celebrate with you!

See all our photos from the party on Flickr.