Day in the Life: April's 3rd Birthday! | Lehigh Valley Family Photographer

Oh April, my littlest love…

Every day with you is an adventure. At three years old, I am consistently surprised by the things you say, and how you seem wise beyond your years. I love how you can find the humor in any situation. You show incredible kindness and generosity, yet you are not afraid to have your voice heard or stand your ground.

I’ve adoringly watched you blossom this year. With each passing day I can more easily see the woman you will someday become, and I couldn’t be more proud.

Love, Mom.

This was our first time celebrating April’s birthday from our new home in the Lehigh Valley, so it was extra special for us. April knew exactly what she wanted. Three months earlier, her big sister had asked for a haircut for her birthday. So, in true little sister fashion, April asked for the same thing. I quickly made her an appointment with our favorite stylist, Katelyn, over at Rooted Salon in Allentown.

Little girl getting a haircut for her third birthday with Katelyn at Rooted Salon in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
This day in the life photography session led us to the salon in Allentown, PA, where this three year old little girl received a new haircut she loves.

What did we do with the rest of the weekend? Well, we decided to change it up this year and do something a little different. We spent the day at The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley, where April enjoyed a bit of shopping, a cup of hot cocoa, some outdoor games, and her first manicure.

Toddler in her winter coat and hat, outside her home during a family photography session in Macungie, PA.
Entering the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley in Center Valley, PA.
Sisters shopping for purses at Carter’s in Center Valley, PA.
Little girl playing with puzzles at a Carter’s store in Center Valley, PA.
Story time at Barnes and Noble at The Shops at Saucon Valley in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.
Little girl warming up with some hot chocolate at Starbucks during her day in the life family photography session to celebrate her third birthday.
Giant connect four during the fire & ice festival at The Shops at Saucon Valley.
Little girls playing cornhole during the fire and ice festival at The Shops at Saucon Valley in Lehigh Valley, PA.
Little girl enjoying a game of cornhole during her family photography session at The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley in Lehigh Valley, PA.
Manicure from Sweet & Sassy in Center Valley, PA.

When we got home, we had some cupcakes, checked to see how much April had grown, and played a rousing game of pin the horn on the unicorn.

Children decorating their own cupcakes during an at home family photography session in Macungie, PA.

Natalie asked if we could do all these same things for her birthday too, so I’d call the day a success. It looks like we’ve found some new birthday traditions!

What birthday traditions does your family have? Let me know in the comments! And if you’d like to have any of those traditions documented, get in touch, I’d be happy to help!