Braden and Ellaina woke up to a room full of balloons. This was the first time Brad got to be a part of birthday morning balloons. We heard the kids wake this morning and opened their door to find them playing in all the balloons. After the balloon fun, we headed downstairs to let Braden open his present from us. Daddy put his Geotrax present together while we ate breakfast. We ended up playing around all morning and then took a nap before getting ready for his birthday party.
After grabbing a bit for dinner, we headed over to Emler Swim School for Braden’s birthday party. It was such a wonderful time! There was a small turn out, but with everyone swimming, it could not have been more perfect. The pool had a small slide that all the kids…and some adults really got a kick out of. Braden went down once by himself and then wouldn’t go again without Brad or I. Ellaina, Gavin and Stella were having a blast sliding by themselves. It seemed like everyone was having a great time!
Once we were all done swimming, we headed into the main room for some cake and ice cream. With the temperature outside in the 100’s, it was no wonder the cake didn’t survive the drive. I wish I would have gotten a picture of the cake before we left. I was very proud of my “Jolly Rodger” cake (as Braden called it). Braden has become a big fan of Disney’s Jack and the Neverland Pirates. He is all about Captain Hooks boat, the Jolly Rodger. When he said he wanted a Jolly Rodger cake, I was determined to make it. Prior to the car ride, it was better then I could have imagined. The car ride made it more of a ship wreaked Jolly Rodger :) Either way it was yummy and Braden was happy with it.
The night ended with us Skyping Grandma and Papa while Braden opened his presents. It was a perfect way to end a wonderful third birthday and a great weekend! Happy Third Birthday Braden! We LOVE you so much!