I had the BEST time planning the kids' birthday party this year for several reasons...but the main one was this was the first time in 3 years I hadn't just given birth to a baby. I wasn't sleep deprived or on pain meds, so this was awesome! (Ha)
When I was trying to find a theme that would work for all three of them, the only thing I could think of was a numbers themed party. That way it was gender neutral and also simple.
I was surprised at the lack of ideas on Pinterest, so I had to actually use my brain (LAAAAAME). It took me way longer than it should have to come up with something that rhymed with 1, 2, 3...but I love how it turned out.
Also, if you are ever wanting to get gold foil balloons for a party...go a few days in advance. They didn't have what I needed 3 days before the party, and I lucked out on finding all three numbers in gold the night before the party. I got these at Party City and I love the quality of them. I just wish I had planned more beforehand so I didn't have to stress out and drive through so much 5:00 traffic to get them. (Ha)
Mrs. Freda, my mother in law, made the most amazing smash cakes for them! They were as pretty as they were delicious. She also brought them all the way from South Carolina and not one of them was damaged...I don't know how she did it! I would have ruined them completely if I'd had to transport them. (Ha)
I am so thankful for all of my wonderful family that helped celebrate our sweet babies. You know the saying, "It takes a village to raise a child?" Well, its so true. Not only would I have not been able to throw this party without them, but I couldn't do this life without them.
Whether it was my mom and Carley taking the kids for the afternoon so I could clean for the party, or all of the countless times everyone has babysat or kept the kids over night so Chris and I could recharge, they help me be a better mother with their encouragement and selfless love for me and Chris and the kids. I love you guys!
This was Rhett's face when I said, "If you smile, you'll get to have some cake!" (Ha) His "cheese" face cracks me up. This boy's joy is infectious.
Eli was not so sure about this whole smash cake thing. He always seems to think we are trying to poison him whenever we give him a new food to try. (Ha) But he took a few bites after this picture and actually liked it! Yay!
Elliot ate her cake from the start, but she didn't try to look happy about it, that's for sure.
The drink station with mason jars and ice to refresh yourself with sweet tea or lemon water (I used doTERRA lemon oil and it was soooo good!).
Mrs. Freda tirelessly cut out fruit and cheese with numbered cookie cutters, and I forgot to get a picture of the cheese. But they were all so cute!
We also forgot to put these out during the party, but it made for nice refreshing snack once we had cleaned up the party! (Ha)
I love my firstborn...I cannot believe he is three! You are so loved, Rhett.
Oh little Elijah...your momma loves you SO much. I am so thankful for the two years we have been blessed with you! Can't wait for many more.
And you, my crazy baby girl, our family wouldn't be complete without your adorable sassiness. It seems like just yesterday you were born...I can't believe it's been a year.
Chris and I are so blessed. The Lord has been way too good to us, to entrust us with these three precious lives. Our cup overflows with good good things. Happy 1, 2, 3, to our sweet kiddos!