I'm having a hard time believing my baby is three!
Time flies when you are having fun. :)
We had a "GRAND" Birthday/Birthday party/Birthday party weekend. Complete with lots of fun activities.
....and as a warning to you... the reader - I may or may not have taken waaayyy too many pictures to document this event (which doesn't include our Easter weekend), but since pictures is what you come for and what Grandma's enjoy the best. I'll take the opportunity to say...
Before any party begins... you clean. (Although, I don't understand this tradition, (I've done it since childhood), and since you end up having to clean after the party as well, especially when little cupcake hands are involved.)
Just glad the Birthday boy volunteered to help out. He loves to help me clean and mimicks everything I do.
(For proof: I just had to pause from blogging. It was all too quiet in the other room and I had to check out what was going on. Zenock was spraying my wall down with windex and wiping it with a rag. I've taught him well. :)
Waiting for the party to begin.... waiting is indeed the hardest part, especially when presents are involved. I caught him trying to rip them open at least a dozen times through out the next few hours.
Some of the friends generously helping open presents. Love it all.
He got so many fun gifts and we feel so lucky to have good friends that love/like our little guy enough to come celebrate with us.
Some of the gifts he got: bubbles, t-ball set, sidewalk chalk, SLIP n' SLIDE (we are so excited for slip n' slide/bbq parties this summer!), clothes, COWBOY boots (I was so excited to give them to him and although he wasn't too interested in opening them, they are his first choice of footwear when we leave the house), Hungry hippos game, spiderman game, microphone, cars, ART kit, and lots more. Needless to say, he was totally spoiled.
We had a family party/dinner/crazy house for a good three hours.
It was a blast!
Blowing out candles... He got it in one try.
Begging to just eat the cupcake.
I love this sweet, sweet three year old boy.
We had a "Jungle" themed party and it was literally a "WILD" good time.
Friday, JC took the day off work so we could take Zenock to the movie and have a family day.
We have had beautiful weather (80+ degrees) and it has been so much fun to be outside enjoying the sun.
We took Zenock to Monaco pictures at BridgeStreet (our huge theatre/outdoor mall). We went and saw "How to Train Your Dragon." It was such a cute movie and Zenock loved it... He also loved getting his own popcorn and drink to have during the movie. :)
We were a little worried how he would handle the theatre, but he did so great and I think we have a new family outing planned once a month or so.
JC and I love going to the movies... (that would be the reason my water broke at the movies). Before Zenock was born we were always going to dinner and the movies with friends and on more than one occasion we had seen every movie in the theatre... horrible I know.
After the movie we walked around the shops and let Zenock play in the water fountains.
Do all kids have such a fascination with water?!?
Zenock could play for hours.
He was being so cute... It was a perfect moment to take some pictures.
We spent the evening playing outside with new Birthday toys...
We ended the night with Ice Cream cones and slushies from Sonic and a
Grand Slam Home Run! :)