Her first birthday was spent in an orphanage. Her 2nd birthday was spent in the ICU. So you can imagine why we were determined to make her 3rd birthday memorable even in the midst of summer trips, sibling activities, and a family illness. I picked the one day that we didn't have other commitments which just happened to be the 4th of July. Despite the craziness in pulling it off, I think it was a hit. Here are some pics from her special day.