Monday, October 20, 2008

Brayden's 3rd Birthday Bash!

Saturday we celebrated Brayden's 3rd birthday with family and friends at Pump It Up. This was the 2nd year in a row at Pump It can check out his 2nd birthday pictures here. What a difference a year makes! Last year we had to help Brayden on the obstacle course, up the slide and catch him as he came running out of every inflatable. This year Brayden could have cared less if we were there...he could do everything by himself! How did my baby get so grown up?

Brayden's Lightning McQueen CakeBrayden's Lightning McQueen Invitations
This was by far my favorite invitation that I've made...and it actually took me the least amount of time to create!Brayden's Lightning McQueen cake took much longer to make than Sienna's crown cake. I was up until 11pm the night before making it...those of you who know me well know that I'm usually in bed by 9pm! Pump It Up - The Obstacle Course
Unlike last year, Brayden was able to have fun on every single inflatable...all by himself. It actually made me quite sad that he no longer needed us! Here he is completing the obstacle course all by himself:

Pump It Up - The BIG Slide
Brayden and his friends all had fun going down the big slide...I must have taken about 50 pictures of everyone going down! For some reason Brayden likes to go down all of the slides on his tummy!
Sienna went down the big slide TWICE! Her first trip down was with Grandma Boley and her second trip was with Chris. From what I hear, she enjoyed the slide with Grandma...but as you can see by the look on her face (click to enlarge), she wasn't quite as excited to be going so fast down the slide with Chris!

Pump It Up - Random Pics
Brayden's friend Anne had fun pushing Sienna around in the little car...
and Brayden, too!

Sienna had fun bouncing with Grandma Boley!
But she preferred playing with Aunt Kari and the toys...
Sienna took a break to relax with Grandpa Macnab...
Grandma Macnab...and me! It is hard to believe that exactly one year ago, she hung out in her carseat for the entire party...she was only 4 months old!
Random fun in the big bouncer!

The Group Picture!!!
Pump It Up - The Party Room
Doesn't Brayden look excited to be in the BIG Birthday Chair?
We must have been boring him with all the birthday fun! Although, to be fair, he did have a rug burn on his elbow (from the slide) that he wasn't too excited about...
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Brayden, Happy Birthday to you!
Before we even finished singing Happy Birthday, Brayden was blowing out his candles!

Sienna eating cake with a fork...what a big girl!
Brayden and Anne saying goodbye after the party...aren't they too cute??? Things to remember for the next birthday cake: dark colored frosting stains mouths, tongues & teeth!
Family Dinner/Presents
After the party, we headed home to have dinner and open presents with Grandma & Grandpa Macnab, Grandma & Grandpa Boley and Aunt Kari & Uncle Rich. I think Sienna had just as much fun opening presents as Brayden did. Luckily Brayden didn't care that he had so much "help".
Even Stella helped open presents!
Sienna's favorite "present" was a Sesame Street bag...she played peek-a-boo with it! She'd put it on her head and then take it off...she thought she was so funny!
More presents!
Brayden's REAL Birthday
Sunday morning Brayden opened his birthday presents from us. He is so funny when he opens presents...he pulls one piece of tissue paper out at a takes him forever to open presents!
I couldn't believe that Brayden could actually lift this box out of the was filled with heavy wooden Thomas Train tracks, a gold mine, a crane, 4 trains, etc...I could barely lift it! ;) Brayden got tons of cool toys for his birthday, but one of his favorites is the 100 piece floor puzzle from his friends Anne and Michael...he loved it so much that he wanted to put it together 3 times yesterday! Grandpa Macnab made Brayden a huge magnet board..I think it ended up being Sienna's favorite present!
Saturday morning the kids got some cool party favors at their friend Brooke's 2nd birthday party. They got some cool wrist bands (they are creating a new fashion statement with their pajamas!) and Brayden got a parachute dude that he had fun throwing up in the air.
Grandma & Grandpa Boley got Brayden a bowling set for his birthday. Last night he had fun trying to knock down all of the pins!

What a fun, but busy weekend! We also went to the Fir Point Farms pumpkin patch on Sunday...look for those pictures coming soon!


Catrina said...

What a great picture of you and Sienna! You did an amazing job with the cake. Now it's time to start thinking how we can outdo ourselves again in June! :-) Oh...and I think Sienna's expression on the slide is priceless! Very cute. Thanks for inviting us. We had a great time!