Monday, January 10, 2011

Birthday 3!

Evelyn had a Cat in the Hat birthday party this year. It was tons of fun!! Instead of a cake I made Thing 1 and Thing 2 cupcakes :) Evelyn sneaking some "carton corn" lol that's what she calls it until we remind her it's "cotton candy"
I made a hat for each child (I could have never finished them all without my mom!) So when each child arrived Evelyn gave them a hat, here she is waiting for the guests to arrive!
the calm before the storm...
I just love this picture of the two of them!!
Mommy and Daddy with the birthday girl!! Cassidy was sleeping, that's why she isn't in the picture.
The first thing we did was color paper hats for the game "Pin the Hat on the Cat"
Evelyn pinning her hat to the cat, lol, it was pretty funny watching all the kids try to get their hat on the cat, but they all had fun and that's the important thing :) (My father in law did an amazing job drawing the hatless cat for me!)
The birthday girl blowing out her candles!!!
She was so excited to eat her cupcake :) All the other kids loved them too, but who wouldn't, after all they had cotton candy on them!
Miss Cassidy decided to wake up and join the party. I made a hat for her that was just her size :)
Then we played another game. It was a bean bag toss game and the way I did it was I printed five copies of two images off the computer one of The Cat in the Hat and the other of Thing 1 and Thing 2. Then I made a little deck of cards with the same images on them. I laid the plates in rows on the ground and each kid would pick a card and then try to throw their bean bag on the plate with the matching image. If they hit it then they got a swedish fish. This game was a BIG hit. Here's Evelyn taking a turn.
I had to put this picture in because this little girl LOVED the bean bag game. After every kid had a turn there was a little time left before their parents came and so all the kids went outside to play except Emily, she just played the bean bag game for like 15 minutes by herself lol.
This pretty much sums up what opening presents was like: CRAZY
Evelyn got a ton of awesome presents, but the Snow White dress and crown from aunt Tara hands down won as the favorite. Evelyn lives for anything Princess and I'm pretty sure this is what she wished for when she blew out her candles :)
Each child got to go home with their hat, a Cat in the Hat bean bag and some swedish fish.
On Sunday, her actual birthday, she opened her presents from me and Cameron and my mom. My mom got her this super cute super sparkly skirt and she LOVES it!!!
This is what she was doing all night :) I wish the camera could do it justice, in the light when she twirls the sparkles are extra sparkly and even I was mesmerized by it :)
I have to include this picture. Evelyn would live in the snow white dress if I could let her. She put it on as soon as the party was over and the only reason she took it off at night was because she got a new princess nightgown too. Then Sunday morning she put it on first thing and wore till the last possible second before going to church. And as soon as we got home...yup, you guessed it, the dress went on. And again this moring when she woke up she put it on, lol, so here is Snow White eating her cereal lol
So there you have it, Birthday #3! It was a success!
On another note, I just have to say I cannot believe my little girl is THREE! She is such a sweetheart and we are SO blessed to have her in our lives!!! We love you EVELYN!!!!

7 comments:

Rose said...

Evelyn is gorgeous! Happy 3rd Birthday to her!!!

I loved all the Cat in the Hat theme things you made! You're so creative! Also a big thumbs up of the Cat (not in the Hat) to your father in law!

Laura McGee said...

We did a similar party for Kason for his 3rd!! (we did dr. suess) i never posted pictures lol. we did those same cupcakes!! I can't believe she is three already!! I love that she is obsessed with the snow white dress!!

Amy said...

I can't believe we're raising our children that far apart. Tragic isn't it? That party is adorable! I love all the stuff you did (and who knew Cam's dad could draw?!?!?!?!) amazing!

Josh.Meagan.Abigail said...

That picture is hilarious. And those cupcakes are ADORABLE!! I love the whole party!! :)

Julie said...

So fun! I loved all the stuff you did. And of course aunt Tara bought the best gift! She is one of the best aunties I know!

Kelly said...

LOVE IT! LOVE HER! She looks beyond happy. What a wonderful mom!

Ruth said...

What a super fun party! You are such a fun mom!