Monday, February 22, 2010

Birthday Bash

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Luke's third birthday was wonderful and joyful and oh yeah, did I mention exhausting? In a good way, but oh my goodness, am I tired.

We celebrated here on his actual birthday, and they did an amazing job (with the exception of one very rude employee I encountered at the end of the party). I could not have been happier with how very special they made his special day.
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His party started out in the water room, and then moved on to the block room, where Noah totally kicked butt at a game of Red Light, Green Light (while Gray and Ellie built a lego tower in the midst of it all).
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My favorite part, though, was in the art room where everyone decorated a page in a birthday book for Luke. Isn't that so special?
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After this, we went to the ball room, where the kids all had a loud, sweaty time, followed by Luke's birthday parade to the party room.
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Everyone ate pizza and cupcakes, and my birthday boy proved that he eats cupcakes just like his mama.
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Luke opened presents, and he was so into that I hardly had time to snap a photo. As you can see, all of the excitement was too much for Tommy.
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We stayed and played at Bellaboo's until almost 3, when Luke hit the overtired wall, but what a great day. I'm so thankful and blessed to have so many beautiful friends who helped us to celebrate!


The next morning, we woke up bright and early and went to Shane's parents' house, where Shane's dad had prepared a birthday pancake breakfast for Luke. Luke got to open more gifts, plus play with his cousin Piper. There were so many blessings in my weekend, the biggest of all being my birthday boy.
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19 comments:

Beth at I Should Be Folding Laundry said...

It really was an awesome party!

And I'm very interested in hearing about this rude employee. I am shocked to hear that. Shall I cut someone for you?

love said...

it was so much fun!!

luke is so special. i love your family!

i, too, wanna know about that employee! otherwise, they DID do a great job!

wow, holy exclamation points.

Katie :) said...

Sounds like Luke had a great 3rd birthday! Wish I lived closer to be there to help celebrate. Love seeing all the pics though!

Erica|UPrinting said...

Happy Birthday Luke! The party looks really fun, very cute kid.

Kaycee said...

Sounds like a completely fantastic party! I adore the idea of a birthday book and may steal that idea for my daughter's birthday that's coming up! :)

Happy birthday to an adorable birthday boy!

pinkflipflops said...

Oh man I am so jealous you have that place to go too for events like that. ;) Happy Birthday Luke!

Corinne said...

That looks like such a cool place for a birthday party!

designHER Momma said...

You all ave a cousin Piper? We like that name over here :)

And it looks like you had an over-the-top good time.

~Mendie~ said...

What a fun birthday weekend! Congrats to your baby boy...he's growing into an adorable little man!

InTheFastLane said...

How fun! JJ LOVED the party he went to there.

Luke looks like he loved being the center of attention.

Elaine A. said...

Looks and sounds like an absolutely fabulous celebration! Happy Birthday to your sweet boy! (love the book that eveyone contributed to!!)

april said...

Oh, man, what fun! Can I come next time?!

imadramamama said...

A very happy birthday to him! It looks like you all had an amazing time!

Bobbi Janay @When did I go from a kid to a grown up? said...

Looks like his birthday was a blast.

Haley Quarles said...

What a rockin' party! So glad he had such a nice celebration.

Love all the cute photos.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

It was so fun. Now I want a pancake with a candle.

Steph

Mimi's Toes said...

Gray told me all about the fun birthday party..I must go check out that fun place with my grandkids. What an awesome 3rd birthday party he had.

Megan said...

It looks like Luke had a beautiful birthday party! I'm so happy that you all enjoyed it, and yes, please do share about the rude employee!

Stefany said...

Happy Belated birthday to your big boy! Oh my... Tommy is getting big. I must make a point of coming by here more often!