Sunday, 10 July 2011

Three Year Old Birthday Party

Today was a great day. Sunny at times, only a few mosquitos and surrounded by friends and family. Our youngest turned three yesterday, dad turned more than three today and so we had a party!
With a bouncey slide!!

Emilee, her sister and cousin approved as they watched it inflate at 10:30am. It was pretty cute to watch them in the window, jumping on the sofa - practice, I guess.

 Dad was busy with all things birthday and since we were at my Mom and Dad's in the country some extra preparations were needed...

like tying pink and purple balloons to rural electric poles and mail boxes, not that easy in the wind - thanks again birthday dad.

It took a little to get organized, but the girls were very patient, thanks Auntie Teagan for getting the girls ready for the party, mommy is moving a little slower these days.

We had a great tent for some shade and to keep the refreshments in, I even managed a before picture :)

Okay, let the bouncing begin... wait, sorry one last shot of the patient birthday girl.

ok, now bouncing.

Too fun, this is going to be a long day and hopefully an easy bed time :)

Cousins and friends playing together, safe, contained and hours of attention keeping fun, we could be on to something here. I think I like bouncey slides too.

We are so blessed to have a Grammy who loves to paint faces, that was a bit hit too. The hardest part was getting the kids to stand still long enough, birthday girl did a pretty good job - thanks Grammy.

Thanks big sister, getting her to slow down today was a challenage.

Took a break from bouncing for some bubbles, man kids just love chasing, blowing, and generally everything to do with bubbles, such fun.

My sweetie, what a big girl you are, hope you're having fun. Mom and Dad love you, sister and little brother on the way think the world of you. Happy 3rd Birthday.

Alberta, Canada is a beautiful place to live and grow up. I am so thankful for the chance my girls have to feel the grass, smell the smells and enjoy the space that this part of the world has to offer. In freedom and security, surrounded by love and peace, we are truly blessed.

We opened some presents, thank you to everyone. Not only was Emilee spoiled but we should manage to get everything in the suitcases, hopefully. The kids were an amazing group, so well behaved and patient. It was a lovely afternoon watching them play and visiting with eachother.

We ended the afternoon with more bouncing, some DQ ice cream cake and yep more bouncing. We all got a little sun, bad mom thought we don't get burnt in Dubai we should be fine here - wrong :( Thats what aloe gel is for and lesson learned.

Dad is off to TX tomorrow for a two week stretch of teaching. My goal is to keep the girls happy and their brother on the inside untill he gets back, fingers crossed. Thanks again to all those who shared our day and those that care for us as a family.
Big Hugs and lots of love.
~the Andersons