I have been planning in a non-planning type of way for Lily’s 3rd birthday for weeks now. Stalking Pinterest and pinning things that I think are fun ways to celebrate, making mental notes of things I want to do with her, all while not really trying to think too hard about it. Since we moved to Idaho a few months ago I knew we wouldn’t do a big birthday party because we only have Waldo’s brother and his family here, so I knew I didn’t have to go too crazy.
On Pinterest I saw a lot of great ideas for birthdays that involved balloons. Lily isn’t overly fond of balloons so I wasn’t sure I should try any of them. After much though I decided to give some of the super cute ideas a try.
I something similar to the above on Pinterest, but I took it a step further.
I had 8 balloons left so I knew it wouldn’t cover our bedroom floor (like I saw on Pinterest) so I decided to put them on the bed and started on my wake-up-by-way-of-annoying-the-daylights-out-of-her routine.
After I made Lil’s breakfast I had to make her cake. Usually I would have made it the night before, but I wasn’t that organized. I frosted it while Waldo had lunch with Lil.
After she was done with lunch I wanted to take some pictures of her with her cake before everyone got here. Lily really got into the pictures.
I asked Lily to show me how old she is now.
She is having trouble getting those little fingers to stay down.
Waldo’s brother, his wife and three of their kids came over for cake and ice cream.
We sort of rushed the whole thing so Waldo could get back to work. Lil opened her presents first.
Lil’s little cousin Bryce helped with the wrapping paper a lot. It worked out great because Lily wasn’t happy with all the attention on her so she wasn’t to into ripping the paper.
Then we moved on to cake and singing.
Oh with the attention again.
Waldo blew out her candle for her because she just gave us blank stares when we tried to get her to do it.
Everyone tried on Lily’s really cool crown. This is Brock, he’s about 6 months older then Lil.
And Bryce, he just turned two a few weeks ago.
After everyone had their fill of cake they left. Overall it was a very successful birthday party, short and sweet. Lily had a great birthday even if there were a few moments of total overwhelmed-ness.
Happy birthday Lily! Those balloons look like they were a lot of fun – and I’m sure you enjoyed that yummy cake!!!! That last picture is adorable – such a big smile!
Thank you Amanda! I love that last picture, I’m thinking of getting it printed as a 8×10 or on canvas. she’s just so big in it.