Saturday, June 15, 2013

Third Birthday Party Recap

I know. I know. It seems like just yesterday that we were strolling down Sesame Street, hand-in-hand with Elmo, celebrating Emily and Andrew's SECOND birthday. How can it even be possible that their THIRD birthday has come and gone?

While Marty insists the last three years have been long, I argue just as emphatically that they have been short. How did we get from here...

to here...
Image by Lifelong Impressions

so fast?

Okay. Okay. I am going to stop with the sentimental, you've-heard-it-all before, time-is-passing-too fast blather.

This is a birthday recap post. Let's bring on the party!
This year we decided to take a different direction with the party--one that played into Emily and Drew's natural energy, one that took us to one of their favorite places, and one that didn't require me to clean my house: an indoor bounce house!

What could make jumping at a bounce house even better? How about jumping in pajamas?? Here are my two pajama-clad monkeys (and three Minnies) ready for their big party!

We chose the early morning time slot, making us the first party of the day. What happens when you bring three year olds to a bounce house before it opens? They stalk the place!

But, eventually, watched doors do open, and we found ourselves in the "pre-party" room where we waited for our friends, completed our release forms, and dropped off our shoes.

There was so much action we didn't even stop to color our shirts.

Who has time for coloring when we can climb and bounce and slide (headfirst, if we want)??

Everybody was having so much fun, I wondered how we would round them up for the muffins, yogurt parfaits, and birthday cake that awaited us. Ms. Pickles, our party host, knew just what to do...a whistle and a line put all the little monkeys on the move!

All week leading up to their birthday, when I would ask who had birthday coming up, Drew and Emily would both yell, "ME!" Drew would then try to out- shout Emily, yelling, "NO! It's MY birthday!" Apparently, they don't even want to share birthdays.

Here Drew is telling Tamia, "IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!" He makes me laugh!

On to the party room!

And, it looks like it's Emily AND Andrew's birthday!

More of our favorite things...

Like balloons!




Surrounded by our awesome family and friends!

Happy birthday, Emily and Andrew!


Jen Forbes said...

Gosh how time flies Melissa! I can't believe you little monkey's are three already! Happy Birthday :)

Tasha said...

Oh my gosh! WHat a surprise to find a post this morning. Where have you been?
I LOVE the monkey/jumping party. Perfect for that age. Looks like they had a blast.
Hope you all are doing well.

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

That all looks amazing!!! Love the cake, too! And certainly it looks like E&D had a blast! :) :)

Rory Bore said...

What a great party. love the theme.
Happy 3rd birthday Monkeys!!

Kelly said...

So cute!! and I love going in pjs!

Kerry said...

Such a fun birthday party for your adorable little monkeys!! You did a great job Melissa :)
Happy 3rd Birthday to Emily & Drew xoxo

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