I cannot believe that she is 3 already! We had the best weekend to help her celebrate and I just love how excited she was about everything. On Saturday we did our normal grocery shop but included all of her party supplies, so she got to pick balloons and streamers. Then we went to my parents so she could have extra playtime with her cousins (my sister and her girls were up for the weekend). They had an absolute blast playing outside with chalk and Pops got out his helicopters for them to chase. Even Zoey got in on it and was running after the big girls to try to get one to bring to Pops. Then they got to take a bath and borrow pjs so they could come right home to sleep (well Charlotte slept...)
Sunday we had a family cookout for lunch, so everyone she knows was in the same room which made her beyond ecstatic. It was great fun and she received lots of wonderful presents. A special thank you to all the aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents!!!
I made little purses for the little girls and Tilly made little backpacks for the little boys for the goody bags and each child got a bag of animal crackers. And for dessert there were ice cream cone cupcakes. She spent the rest of the day playing with all her new toys. And right before we tucked her in for the night we told her what her present from us was, a trip to the National Zoo in DC.
So of course this morning at 6:40 am she woke Zac up to tell him she was ready to get dressed to go to the zoo. He was able to stall her for a little bit but by 7:15 we were all up and dressed. Then there was the 2 hour drive. I think by the end she almost didn't believe that we were ever going to get there. They had so much fun even though it was crowded and warm. I think Zoey's favorite was the cuttlefish and Charlotte still loves the elephants the best. Zoey fell asleep right before we saw the elephants so can't guarantee that she would not have picked them. I got a lot of great pics, especially of the elephants, pandas, and the momma & baby gorilla. so I will get them loaded asap and put some up. We got a little lost on the way out of DC but we figured it out. The girls were sooo tired after 3 hours at the zoo that they slept until we stopped for lunch halfway home.
Judging by how excited she got about everything and the number of times that she said thank you I would say that she had a very successful 3rd birthday. Thank you again to everyone for their help and the lovely presents.