A three year old birthday party was much different than a one year old or two year old party. At least it was for us. What I mean by that is that at age one, it’s mainly for the parents. The kid has no idea what is going on and what a birthday is. When it comes time for the second birthday, it’s still mainly for the parents, however, your kid may have some input in terms of what they like but outside of that, they still really don’t know what is going on. However, for the third birthday, that is when they definitely have some say so.
Kyler’s birthday was Monday, the 26th, however we started the party celebration on Friday. We brought in mini cupcakes for her class and they were able to sing her Happy Birthday at school.
Saturday was her birthday party with all of her friends. She had been telling me for about 5 months that she wanted a dinosaur and alligator . Um, what? I honestly thought it was just a moment in time thing but she kept at it and never dropped it. About 3 months ago (hey, I am an event planner-what can I say), I was thinking to myself “Okay, what are you going to do for a dinosaur and alligator party?” It dawned on me…. the Orlando Science Center! They have a great dinosaur area and baby alligators and guess what? They host birthday parties! This was perfect because Kyler now has a bunch of friends at school and I didn’t really want to entertain a bunch of people at my house. I mean do you remember how all out I went for her 2nd birthday?
Honestly, even though I was a bit sad that I didn’t get to be all creative and fun, it was AMAZING and pretty much stress free. I didn’t have to worry about a clean house, food, making sure everything was perfect, etc. We showed up and they handled everything!
First, she started out making a “lava” lamp and doing “volcano” explosion experiments.
Watching more science experiments!
Playing in one of the dino digs
We had a baby alligator come to the room and everyone got to pet him! His name was Taft 🙂
Time for cake!
Playtime with friends
These 2 were full of it and running through the exhibit like crazy people
The big guy had fun too!
Sunday, we had a birthday party for family at my parents house! We kept it simple; pizza and cake.
My dad snuck Hudson some icing….I was not too happy, however, Hudson seemed to love it.
Kyler got this sweet ride for her birthday!
Taken her baby bro for a ride
She had a great time!
Think someone has enough jewelry?
Playing soccer with cousin Cole!
For her actual birthday, Chris and I both took off work and took her to a surprise breakfast with the princesses at the Grand Floridian.
He is such a flirt!
The other 4 princesses made their way around to our table
The Grand Floridan is so pretty! So is this little model 🙂
She is 3!
Running off to catch the monorail
We spent the rest of the day at Magic Kindgom. The park wasn’t too busy and we were able to get on 10 different rides, catch the parade, meet Tinker Bell, and still sneak in a nap!
12:03pm. The exact time she was born ❤
My little stud ❤
Watch out! Crazy driver!
Waiting for the parade to start and had a great view of the castle
The parade had a bit of delay to naturally Kyler headed out to perform in front of everyone.
She will make friends with anyone these days 🙂
Best parade yet. Since she was wearing her birthday pin, a lot of the performers came over to her and said happy birthday. She especially loved with Smead and Pluto came back and shook her hand 🙂
This one…. melts my heart!
My big 3 year old. Thankfully she was able to get on this because the ride broke down about 3 minutes later!
We had the BEST day with them. They were both so well behaved, she LOVED the princesses and got to ride all of her favorite rides, the weather was beautiful and things just fell into place. We had a long weekend celebrating but it was worth it…. anything for our Bug! Happy 3rd Birthday again sweet girl!!!!!!!!