We had Avery’s 3rd birthday party extravaganza here this past weekend. I’m still recovering. I think the kids are too as they both fell asleep in the car today on the way home from town. It was a busy, busy weekend with lots and lots of peeps. Eric did a headcount and said we had over 20 people staying at our house. I told him I need an assistant next time because I forgot A LOT of things that I had planned for the party. Just too much commotion I guess. Anyway, hang on to your hats – its time for the bday weekend rundown!
First up, some pre-party fishing. This was before everyone arrived.
The party has started! I wasn’t here for these parts as us ladies (and Ryan) went to hot yoga and to pick up lunch – 8 Little Ceasar’s pizzas.
My mom with Baby Henrik and Daniel.
Easton and Eddie off to play some ball.
Avery and Easton jockeying for position.
Here’s the birthday girl being mischievous.
Mini photo shoot with Auntie Kelli.
Time for presents!
She opened a present from us first – a Hello Kitty (her party theme) camping chair. 6 bucks shipped from Kohl’s! Oh yeah, baby!
Trying on her helmet that came with her new rollerblades from the Hansons.
She’s giving Easton a thank you hug.
I love this picture – Natalie is reading the card that she wrote out loud to them. So cute!
Like a typical girly girl, she examined all the clothes she got thoroughly.
But then she had to try out her rollerblades IMMEDIATELY following the present opening.
Playing some of her new instruments.
One of her many new swimsuits! A lake girl can never have too many! I taught her that. ; )
Everyone did A LOT of fishing from the dock this weekend. The fish were biting like crazy so it held the kid’s (and adults) attention quite well! Here is one of Eric’s bigger sized sunfish.
Kelli caught one too!
Probably one of the smallest ones. We let all these go, by the way.
Here is the cake! Hello Titty!!! (not a type-o, that’s what she calls it)
She blowed them out all on her own this year!
More fishing! Here is one of Dylan’s bass fish.
Here it is Avery’s actual birthday. She is playing some sort of “pickle game” with Gpa Danny. I dunno.
Here is one of the many activities I forgot during the party – the giant bubbles! Dang it!!!
Mini photo shoot with me. Gma Kim took these. I wanted to exist for once in their lives. : )
Trying to get her to hold up 3 fingers, but it’s tricky to do when you’re a “new 3” (as Dylan would say).
Hard to believe that 3 years ago, she was a 6 pound (well, 4 pound when we left the hospital) baby. Now I nearly threw my back out lifting her up over my head!
Renae has been hired as the bubble master. She actually got a few to detach from the wand without popping! After she left though, I managed to do it too, so apparently conditions were good for awesome bubblage. Yeah, I made that word up.
Gotta have a Green Monster on your bday to offset all the junk food!
Time for more presents! We saved the presents from us for her real birthday so she’d have some to open then too.
I love how excited Dylan is here.
She was in love with this Hello Titty right away. Its funny cuz it was just an add on to an Amazon order to get free shipping for other stuff.
Playing with her new doll house. She loves it!
And to end the day, a nice birthday boat ride.
Complete with a birthday nap.
Happy 3rd Birthday to our sleeping beauty! We love you!!!!