Monday, March 14, 2011

Julianne's birthday party!

I really don't know what I was thinking having kids with birthday's that are 4 weeks apart. It makes for a stressful January/February. It also makes for a lot of fun in the span of one month. Julianne was so excited for her party this year. We had it at Pump It Up and for weeks she was saying "we're gonna pump up my party!" I found this hilarious because she had never even been to Pump It Up so she didn't even know what it was.

We got to have her party on her actual birthday this year since it was on a Saturday. We gathered along with 25 of her little friends to celebrate. 25 kids is a lot. Mayhem I tell you but oh what fun they had!

Here is the birthday girl!
We told her to pose...this is what she did
Then this....
Here is my mom with Jules, Claire and my BFF's kids. They came again from Michigan - yay!
Claire was working the room and saying hi to everyone
Abbie having fun on the slide
Ben going down the slide. I think he did it about 100 times.
Julianne preferred to go down on her belly. She turned over. Every time.
Mommy with her birthday girl
Giving herself a birthday hug
Claire bear loves her Aunt Randi
See?
Protective eye wear for the ball shooter.
Julianne stayed in there for about 20 minutes. Apparently she likes to shoot things.
Claire wasn't sure what to think about the slide.
Turning over to go down
My parents with the birthday girl
My parents and their girls
Mommy and daddy with their 3 year old. She's 3! I can't believe it.
This is Steven, Hazel, Jayden and Erin. They were walking around holding hands.
Little ones can have fun too when they have daddy to swing them!

Doing her "pump it up" move
dancing. There was fun music playing.
This is most of the kids. It's always fun trying to get the group photo!
This is Julianne and Ben. Ben is her friend from school. He moved classes this semester and she keeps asking me where Ben is. Ben thinks Julianne is "beautiful". The first thing he said when he arrived at the party was "mommy, Julianne is so beautiful, can I kiss her?"
So I told him he could give her a kiss on the cheek. He got a huge smile on his face and then did this:
And Julianne did this:
Priceless. It was so cute, and sweet and funny. If only I had had my video camera going.

These are Ben's 2 ladies. Rebecca is Julianne's best friend at school. In a class of 15 these three just clicked somehow and became like the 3 musketeers. Adorable I tell you.
The cake. Minnie Mouse as requested by the birthday girl.
The birthday girl in her birthday chair!
She saw her cake and said "is that myyyyy cake mommy?" She loved it!
She then kept pointing at it and saying "that's my birthday cake!"
Getting sung to. She also sang to herself along with us.
Blowing out the candles!
PIZZA!
Stuffing her mouth full of cake!
These are Julianne's three friends that she's been having play dates with almost since she was born. I met all of their mom's at a new mom support group and they've been playing together ever since. Fun!
Trying out some party favors
Thirsty!
New shades.
wearing her Minnie Mouse ears
posing for some pics by her balloons
Her favorite balloon that's bigger than she is.
Holding up how many fingers she is!
We opened presents at home after the party because we ran out of time at the party. Julianne had a little helper and wasn't very thrilled about it. She kept saying "no Claire, it's my birthday", "Claire already had her birthday!" Claire didn't seem to care. She just wanted to eat paper.
opening presents
She loved the cards!
New Mickey Mouse outfit from gramma and papa. She loved it!
Such a big girl
And still adorable!
Thank you to all of our family and friends who came to celebrate with our girl. Thanks to those of you who called, sent gifts and cards, and e-mailed us wishing our girl a happy birthday. We feel so thankful to have so many people who love our girls.
Happy Birthday Jules! You are such a special little girl and daddy and I are so blessed to call you ours. Now stop growing up so fast! We love you!

4 comments:

Randi said...

We had such a great time celebrating with you, sweet Julianne! You are becoming such a big girl! We love you!!

TanyaR said...

Adorable! The last picture of Julianne melts my heart. Seriously those eyes! Love the girls blinged shirts.

shaun said...

Fun party! Happy birthday Jules. Love you. Daddy

molly june. said...

ACK! she's cu-uuuute! i love me some pump it up. i think more than the kids. don't tell ;)

and who's that ben tryin' to sneak a kiss?! hah! that's a crack up!