OH - EM - GEE... I officially have a three-nager. My sweet Miss Ella Bella turned 3 on June 28th and I can hardly believe it!!! Like seriously?! How is time flying by so fast?! It really does feel like it was just yesterday we were bringing her home from the hospital. And now she's a kid. A walking, talking, annoyingly cute little kid that I just can't get enough of no matter how many tantrums she throws or how many times she's said to me "I want a new mommy." Yes, ladies and gentlemen, she's already said those words to me. She's a sweet little girl but she's also got her sassy and feisty moments for sure!
Ok so turning 3 was kind of a big deal for her. She understands what birthdays are about now. She's been to a bunch of birthday parties, she knows about the presents and birthday cake, she knows she's 3 now. What she doesn't understand is that her birthday comes only once a year and not every single day. So we've kinda been celebrating her birthday for about a month now. And what I mean by that is... she's been getting "presents" in the mail, we've been taking her for ice cream... I guess it's safe to say we've been totally spoiling her. Totally.
We weren't planning on throwing her a huge party this year... we've kinda decided that we would probably start doing big parties when she was older and actually had friends she wanted to invite. But we still did a little something to celebrate her special day.
Ella's a huge fan of #Blippi, an educational and fun show she stumbled upon while watching YouTube Kids (yes my kid watches YouTube). And he's forever going to cool indoor playgrounds, outdoor parks, and trampoline parks, which Ella LOVES and is always asking us to take her there. So on her actual birthday (which was on a Thursday), we took her to a new indoor playground that just opened up in Riverside called Luv 2 Play.
Even Everly got some play time in and seemed to enjoy herself.
Then Friday evening, we took her to get some frozen yogurt... because she asked for some and we're definitely not ones to turn down the chance to get some frozen yogurt.
And then for the big finale, we had a little family get together for some ice cream cake and presents.
Her birthday celebration may have been small and simple but she was a happy camper and that's all that matters.
What kinds of parties/celebrations have you planned for your little one's birthdays?