We celebrated Ella's birthday on Sunday. But tomorrow she will officially be 3 years old. The weather pretty much held out all day. It sprinkled just a little bit before company came over and then cleared up to sunny skies.
Ella had a wonderful time playing with all of the kids. We had the little kiddie pool out, the bouncy house trampoline and a little slide for the kids to play with. I decided to stay away from the treat bags because I didn’t want to get into that, not knowing how many kids were going to be there. So instead, I bought a few mini water guns to use at the pool and then lollipops that you had to fold open to lick. I didn’t realize it at the time, but later everyone was teasing me because I bought the kids “pistols and butterfly knives” to play with. What kind of 3 year old birthday party can you have if you don’t have pistols and butterfly knives? :)
We had a good turnout and I was glad everyone got to share in her special day. I had posted earlier this month about hating to host parties and wish I could just do a little dinner thing with the parents, keep it low key and skip the whole hurrah….but I am actually glad it went down the way it did. Ella had so much fun and I enjoyed being with all of my friends later in the night.
I took a few pictures of Ella during the party but otherwise she was running around like a chicken with her head cut off. At one point I just put the camera down and said, “To hell with it”.