Saturday, September 05, 2009

Three Years Old

I can't believe it, but my little girl is three!!!

In past years, we have celebrated with a cake and family over. But this year, ever since Bart's birthday, Addison has been asking when her birthday is...or more accurately IF it was her birthday.

After my birthday, when we told her that her birthday was next, she started pointing at things in the store saying, "I want that for my Birthday party." And that is why we finally broke down and threw Addison a party.

It had a duck theme and...well, here are the pictures.
She had a good time helping decorate the back wall.We invited her friends Sarah, Abbey, and Nicole. I made little duck costumes for all the girls...I forgot to get a picture of the feet, but there were feet too.We played musical lilly pads, colored ducks, read duck stories, and had "duck food" aka chex mix. Addison loved that. She asked if we could bring duck food to church today.
We were going to play duck duck goose, but the girls were getting very interested in Addison's toys and not so interested in doing structured things, so I just let play what they wanted for a while.I had a good time making the cake...te he he. I actually used my sister's fondant recipe and it was yummy! Normally fondant is NASTY, but she said her recipe tasted good, so I thought I'd try was awesome! Thanks Lisa! I think my favorite part of the whole party was when everyone sang Addison Happy Birthday. She had sung it to other people a lot in the past few months, and she was SOOOOOOOOO excited to finally have it sung to her. After she blew out her candles (yes, all by herself) she said to everyone, "Thank you so much for singing me happy Birthday!" It was ADORABLE!!!
I think everyone had a good time. After each friend left, she would say, "Oh mommy, I miss her so much!" It was really cute.
We had the party on Saturday, but her birthday was actually today, so we saved the family gifts until today. Bart got her a book called "Little Who" about an owl. She absolutely loves it! It's about an owl who wants to go to bed, but his parents won't let him because Owls are supposed to stay up late...It's really cute.

And as I mentioned in this post we have been saving up empty food boxes, bottles, and cans, and we turned the bunk bed room upstairs into her grocery store. (We did buy a check out register and some fruits and veggies at the store, but other than that it was all what we, and others, had saved! She was thrilled! She wanted people to play "packing" with her all day. We're going to have to get some of her friends over....we're already a little tired of playing it. Overall, I think it was a great birthday for my big little girl. :o)


Jones said...

what a great idea to save the old 'food' stuff/boxes! will have to do.

happy b-day Addy!!

and may I please have a copy of the recipe???? I've always wanted to try fondant!

your cake turned out AMAZING! absolutely adorable!

Anonymous said...

wow what a great birthday party!! and what a fun "market room" for Addison to play in!! I guess we lost our sleeping spot!! Mom

Ashley said...

Aww that's a very cute idea! Happy late bday Addy!!!

The Foulgers said...

Happy Birthday Addison. I LOVE the party and you did a fantastic job on the cake. How fun!:)

janae said...

First, that fondant cake decoration is AMAZING. You are GOOD.

Second, my kids don't even know what birthday parties are. Sad, huh?! I'm not complaining, though. I haven't had to do one yet and I'm sure not crying about it!

Chris, Becca, and Mckenna said...

What a cute party! Sorry we missed her birthday! I wasn't feeling too well. The whole day on Sunday, I wanted to have Mckenna call and sing Happy Birthday to Addison...but that didn't happen. It was wishful thinking I guess. Maybe next year....Happy Late Birthday Addison!

shay said...

LOVE the cake! Too cute,

Polly said...

What a cute party. You sure have clever ideas. I love the little grocery room too. Also, her drawings are pretty cute.