Tuesday, June 25, 2019

bring on the threes

We hosted a family birthday party for Mae over Memorial Day weekend. GranE, Batman, and Aunt Colleen visited all weekend, and my family came in town for the party on Sunday.

We had beautiful weather all weekend (except during the party) so we spent a lot of time outside. On Saturday we went downtown for a food festival, where Mae devoured a slice of pizza, while the rest of us chose more slightly adventurous cuisine (Cambodian for me, yum). Aunt Colleen snapped this photo of Mae playing on the slide in the backyard, and unintentionally recreated one of my favorite photos from Mae's second birthday party! Our little baby has grown into a big kid!

Even though the weather didn't hold out for the whole party, we kept ourselves entertained by coloring a big birthday sign for Mae on the floor. Washable markers for the win! (I think the adults colored even more than the kids.)

We ate cupcakes off the plates Mae chose: a combination of Disney princesses and Super Mario Bros (a.k.a. "Jumpy Guy"). Mae enjoyed her cupcake... and by that I mean, she licked all the frosting off and then handed the naked cupcake back to me, asking for "more cupcake."

She then opened her presents. I think the biggest hits have been the MagnaTiles from Grandma and Grandpa and the Octonauts shirt and toys from GranE and Batman. We've also had fun kicking her new soccer ball, playing with the vet kit, ringing up purchases at the cash register, and bubble mowing the whole driveway.

Mae and Ollie had fun transporting the Octonauts toys outside in their shirt "pockets" after the rain cleared up. Fortunately, we didn't happen to recreate last year's photo of two-year-old Mae and Ollie rolling baby Archie from their laps into the grass face first... but we were pretty close.

Thanks for helping us celebrate our little three-year-old!

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