Cherish the Weekends! And guess what? It’s a BIRTHDAY WEEKEND for a special little girl!
I really cannot believe that this little Princess is turning THREE years old today. Holy moly, time really does fly. It pains me that she’s this smart, this pretty, and definitely going to be a Star!
The next Princess Star in waiting couldn’t figure out what all the commotion was about today, so she mostly just stuck to her own business. It’s ironic that this time last year we were in Vancouver for Brooklyn’s 2nd Birthday, and here we are on the verge of moving back for good.
The Dora Birthday hat was on since Cheerios. Here’s proof. After all the preparations, food cooking and getting, and loot bags building, we were off to the Amazon Playground where Brooklyn had her First Birthday at!
The first guest to the party was Brooklyn’s classmate Lori. They hung out in the ball room and were just getting warmed up.
Little Shaun and Tierra were in attendance also. I don’t have a picture of Tierra, probably because she was running so fast and in the bouncy castle! Shaun didn’t come dressed as a pirate, but he did have fun as one. Kaylee (in the background) and Tristan also pulled into the party too!
When Brooklyn raided the costume closet, she came out as Winnie the Pooh!! So hilarious!!
And here’s Peter! He had a great time, I don’t know if he’s been around this many kids, but he certainly kept smiling the whole time!
And here’s Brooklyn with Cousin Baby Jayla! Jayla’s so gorgeous, and she’s even got a fake cry now!
Peter was struttin his new hot wheels for the ladies!
Jayla had a good time just chillin out and watching all the chaos around her.
And Cousin Jizelle was having a great time with her Supergirl tee shirt and rockin out with Brooklyn!
Che, Bre, and Cyrus also came through, and Cyrus is getting really big! These kids grow up too fast, I tell ya.
Dino, another one of Brooklyn’s classmates also came by and he had a blast!!
We think everyone had enough food, and there was tons even leftover also!
Sometimes Brooklyn’s facial expressions are about as transparent as mine. She’s truly my own flesh and blood! Oh and there’s Tierra to Brooklyn’s right!
HAPPY 3RD BIRTHDAY, BROOKLYN JULIANA!! (the only time she was looking straight into the camera!)
Brooklyn was already eating the sprinkles off the cake before they could even cut it up!
If you’ve ever tried to get 15 kids together for a group shot, and succeeded, you should get some sort of an award or medal.
After lunch, and cake, it was back to the playground to burn off some sugar!! Brooklyn hit the dressup room again, and came back as some Asian … thing.
Quentin her best buddy from school came late, but he was happy to see Brooklyn nonetheless! He didn’t get to eat much, but that didn’t matter!
The fun part about indoor playgrounds for birthdays is that you cna let your kids go around and do whatever. The bad part about indoor playgrounds is that everyone has to wear socks, even little babies!
We decided to open Brooklyn’s presents back at home, and WOW did this little girl get spoiled!
I’m not bragging, but even Brooklyn knows she’s so lucky to have all these presents! We tried to explain to her that there are kids out there that have NO presents for their birthdays, and that she should be thankful for what she gets on her birthday, even if it’s just gift cards. Yah, that still doesn’t register with a three year old.
Brooklyn got her fair share of new clothes! Thanks for everyone for enclosing gift cards with them, but we won’t be exchanging clothes for her. Either she’ll grow into them, or if they’re too small for Brooklyn, then Amerie will grow into them!
Hair clips courtesy of her classmate Lori!
And of COURSE what Brooklyn Birthday would be complete without some Dora stickers and a Hello Kitty purse!!
And Cousins Jizelle and Jayla got Brooklyn some new markers and a coloring book! Thank gawd they’re washable markers!!
And of course, the BESTEST and the most boring presents came from Mommy and Daddy! We ended up getting Brooklyn some new Robert Munsch and Jillian Jiggs books for her to read!!
Oh and we finally got Brooklyn’s bubble gun from last year to work! This will come in handy when we get outdoors in the next couple of weeks!
And Amerie, well, it was just another day for her. She is getting bigger, and everyone at the party just loved her and her hair!! We will definitely have some crazy adventures when she’s up and running!
And as for the Birthday girl, what more can I say? She’s smart, she’s gorgeous, she’s funny, she’s sensitive, she can sing, she can dance, and she’s a drama queen. She never stops making me proud. She’s my baby and I will love her forever, no matter what.
Song of the Day: My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder