December 31, 2012

on turning three

December 29, 2012- 7:30 AM(ish):

she insisted on the bandage on her forehead, nothing is wrong.

After waking up to a room full of balloons, Lovie made her way into the living room where she was greeted by an unwrapped keyboard set up for her and one wrapped gift (new baby doll) on top. After playing the keyboard for a while, she wanted to watch TV. I was planning on making her favorite breakfast- pancakes- but she insisted I just sit and watch TV with her. Could she be any damn sweeter?

We left the house around 11:30 AM and drove slowly out to the burbs where her party was going to be held. I had to stop at Costco for the cake and water bottles and Taye and I ate Arby's in the car all while Lovie napped. I knew getting a brand new 3 year old in the car for a couple of hours was the only way she'd nap.

The party started at 2:30 and ended at 4:30.

this is my favorite collage- love some of the parents climbing OUT of the inflatables. :)

Such a fun, fun day.
Big shout out to PUMP IT UP for an amazing, amazing space and set up. We went from one jump house room to another before going into the party room to have cake and open presents. We were the only guests in each room during our time period and they brought in cake, etc, and set up all the presents, cut the cake, piled all the presents and belongings onto a cart, cleaned everything up... I mean, I just cannot say enough good things about this experience and I have a feeling we'll be jumping back over there in a year for her 4th birthday party.


  1. Hooraaayyyy!!! Happy birthday, sweet Lovie!

  2. Now THAT is a party!!

    PS- I love the image of you and hubs having to eat Arby's in the car...been there. done that!

    Happy New Year, friend!

  3. so sweet- fold it into your memory-their young days go by oh,so fast... as my aunt says from your apron strings to your heart strings...I have a picture taken Christmas Day of me and 5 grands, then cleaned out a basket in the kitchen today and found plates from my oldest son's 4th birthday-he's 37....

  4. I meant to ask you where that cake was from, but now I have my answer. It was REALLY good! And also very impressed with the party and facility. They did a great job!


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