Monday, January 11, 2010

Lil's Third Birthday Not-Party

We skipped the party throwing event this year for Lil's No. 3. In lieu of a full-blown party, we decided to meet up with the family at Peter Piper Pizza. Lily loooooves pizza, so it was absolutely perfect. And, when pizza, games, and slides are mixed...well, to her that is just pure heaven.

We held the Not-Party this past Friday at the PPP near our house. Lil was super excited all day and refused to nap. She did help me make a gigantic cupcake cake for the dessert. Of course it HAD to have pink icing and lots of sprinkles.

The Cuties and I loaded up the car and headed to PPP a bit early to get a spot. Nope...we didn't reserve a party table, we just arrived a bit early to hold our table. It worked out perfect!! Once the family started to arrive, I put the order in for loads of pizza, sodas, and some pitchers for the adults. The kids could have cared less...they were busy spending their tokens, playing games, and sliding down the slide.

We ate, played, sang happy birthday, and opened presents.

Highlights of the Not-Party:
** Baking the cupcake cake with Lil - it turned out so cute and she loved it!
** Her continuous birthday excitement that is still ongoing.
** Lily coming up to me while running around like crazy and saying, "Mommy...this is SO much fun!" I sooooooo wish I had it on video. Her excitement in the statement was so adorable and it literally made my heart melt.
** Watching the kids eat cupcake after cupcake....or at least the icing.
** Lil's shyness as we sang - I LOVE that with the little kids.
** Jake whispering "happy birthday, Lil" into her ear right before she blew out the candles.
** Lil's excitement over every present.

Thanks everyone for making Lily's birthday so extra special. She didn't care that her birthday party was not really a birthday party - it fit her perfectly!


Ashley said...

I LOOOOVE all the pictures! Lily looks precious in the picture of her and Brades!

Stacey Pasquel said...

Looks like you had a great time!