Tuesday, June 18, 2013

"I made the tournament!"

But you just get a glimpse of my warm up.


Look at our new toy!!

See...we told you 3 was the birthday that never ends!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Happy birthday to us!

Apparently 3 is the birthday that keeps on going!  I mean, we're not complaining, but I'm not too sure what tomorrow's going to be like since all the celebrating will be done.  Anyway, since today was our actual birthday, Mommy thought we should do something special to celebrate.  Since the weather was predictably questionable (like it has been all spring long), we decided to go to the Minnesota Children's Museum.  It was awesome!  First we went to the Dora exhibit and I pretended to be hunting aliens.

Then we decided to be rainforest vets and spent some time scanning the animals to figure out was wrong with them.

We also made sure to take advantage of the museum's bubble tub.

Once we'd had our soapy fill, we realized (well, Mommy realized) that it was time for lunch.  After we had our fill of pizza and yummy fresh mozzarella, we got to have an extra special birthday treat...ice cream (ok...frozen yogurt) sundaes!

They were pretty delicious.  Once we'd gone home and taken pretty awesome naps, Gramma Polly came over to open presents and have dinner with us.

And then guess what happened?  Mommy and Daddy surprised us with another cake after dinner!

Apparently Mommy said she'd miss-ordered on our first cake, and there wasn't enough for us to celebrate with tonight.  Whatever, we weren't complaining!

We've had a pretty great birthday: all our grandparents, a party, a bounce house, the ice cream lady, the Children's Museum and 2 cakes!  I wonder how we're going to top it next year??  Thanks to everyone for celebrating with us!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Birthday party!

Guess what??  We're almost 3!  We've been ready to be 3, basically since we turned 2, but that's beside the point.  Since we don't actually turn 3 until Tuesday, we had to find a way to drag out the fun for as long as possible.  Fortunately for us, Mommy and Daddy agreed...so we got to have our birthday party over the weekend.  Friday, Gramma Betti and Pops came into town in time to go out to dinner.  We haven't seen them since we were in Atlanta, so it was nice to have some quiet time with them before our party.  Saturday was party day!  While Daddy and Pops golfed, we got everything ready.  For our birthday, Gramma Betti and Pops got us bikes...so we rode them around the house for a while to get the hang of them.

Then it was time to wake up our bounce house and make sure it was working before everyone came over.  This year's house had a slide...I LOVED it!

Ella was more keen on just bouncing...must be because she's so much younger than me (those 3 minutes make a HUGE difference!)  Once the bounce house was warm and ready, Max, Mimi and their mommy and daddy came over to help us get the party started.  

Then our friends Juj and Leighton came over.  Leighton brought her older brother and sister so they could bounce and play too.

Then, the ice cream truck showed up!!  It was AWESOME!

The ice cream lady even wrote a birthday message to us on her truck!

Once our friends Ethan and his baby brother Spencer, and our friend Aiden showed up, it was time for dinner.  After dinner, incase we hadn't had enough treats, it was time for cake!

It was a pretty fabulous party.  Thanks to all our friends and family that celebrated with us!  We had so much fun, and hope you all did too!