Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Birthday weekend!

I started asking Hudson a few months ago what he wanted to do for his birthday party and without hesitation he wanted his party to be at a bounce house place. It is so funny to me how opinionated he is about certain things, but this kid KNEW what he wanted to do for his party! I have to say, he had a great idea because his party was so much fun...all of the kids (and many of the adults!) had a blast jumping around.
My crazy talented friend Cara designed his invites and I was in love!!
Cupcakes (and ice cream) for the kids and cake for the adults.
LOVED his cake this year!
His party favors were bags of bouncy balls.
This absolutely cracked me up...the kids had to watch a short (incredibly cheesy) video before entering the first bounce room and several of them sat right down and watched it like it was a Disney movie.
This slide was definitely a favorite in the first room...poor Aunt Shani rode down this with Hudson a thousand times!

I tried to get pics of everyone at the party, but failed miserably. I do have a few though. There were several precious babies to pass around...
...and Paw-Paw couldn't get enough of sweet Blake. Look how tiny he is!!
Sweet Nash just sleeping away.
Rowan was loving watching her big brother bounce!
Quinn and his Daddy playing basketball.
Reid in the spider climber.

Sutton snugglin' with his Daddy.
Air hockey was definitely a favorite in the second bounce room.
Poor Uncle Todd...I think Hudson was actually bouncing on him!

Colton with Stone and his Daddy.
Porter loving the big basketball hoops.
After two rooms full of bouncing fun, we headed to the party room to celebrate some more. Hudson knew what to do this year. He sat very patiently (and seriously) while everyone sang Happy Birthday.
Then, he immediately blew out his candles.
Lots of sugar in this room!
The plan was for the kids to have cupcakes, but Hudson wanted NO part of that...he requested cake almost immediately! Hey...you get to do whatever you want when it is your party, right?
Our VERY sad attempt at a family pic before leaving. (What in the world is going on with my hair?!?)
After a really good nap, it was time to open all of the fun gifts! Hudson was SO EXCITED!!
He immediately was ready to put on his Dr. coat and get to work.
Paw-Paw was REALLY excited to give Hudson his special gift...his first set of REAL golf clubs. I have to say...they are about the cutest thing ever. :)
They immediately started practicing and planning their first trip to the driving range. Too cute!

After gifts we headed to dinner and I had to include a few pics of that. Aunt Shani took Hudson outside for a while, and here is my little red-faced man with his feather getting some Nana love!
The newlyweds. :)
A rare pic of Kelly and I.
Before the family headed out on Sunday, Hudson spent some quality time with Great Aunt Fern playing with his new Bee Game.

SUCH a fun weekend!! We all had so much fun celebrating Hudson's 3rd birthday...thank you so much for all of the friends and family that shared it with us...LOVE YOU!!!


Aurora said...

Oh, it looks like SO much fun...I'm so sad we had to miss out!

Torrie Deville said...

I hate that we missed out! We would have loved to help him celebrate.