Sunday, January 24, 2010

Niev Turns Three!!!

Since Niev's birthday was on Sunday this year, we decided to have a small party on Saturday with some of her closest friends. Niev was very excited this year about her birthday. She had mentioned numerous times since Halloween that her birthday was coming up. Niev wanted a bubble gum party this year. I didn't even know exactly what that meant so I asked her if she would like to dress up at her party as a pirate. She got very excited and so we decided that we would have a Pirate-Bubble Gum Birthday Party. When I asked Niev what she wanted written on the invitations, she said, "Come to my party and eat bubble gum." Very Niev!

The day finally came and Niev was ecstatic! In our house we have a Birthday Pirate that comes and decorates for everyone's birthday. Niev woke up and was very excited about the streamers the BP had used.

Niev of course, chose to wear her pjs to her birthday party and you can't argue with the birthday girl so...Dinosaur jammies it is! While we were waiting for all her friends to come, I put on a CD that I had made for her with all of her favorite songs and boy, did they dance!
We read to them from David Shannon's "The Day I Became a Pirate" and then had them don eyepatches. None of the girls were huge fans of the half-blindness so they only lasted for a picture.

We then had a sword fight. The girls were surprisingly timid and not very aggressive. I had made a rule that when the music stopped they had to freeze. I had made that rule to ensure that if they got out of control that I had a chance to break the chaos up. They enjoyed the freezes more than the fighting. I guess I need to have a boy.

They had a coloring activity and a scavenger hunt (candy necklaces were the prizes) and then it was time to eat some pizza and cake. Overall it was a succesful party and I think Ian and I had just as much fun as the kids. Niev's favorite part of the party was that I had a bowl of gumballs on the table and as soon as they wanted a new piece of gum, they spit out their old piece in the garbage and then they were allowed to get a new piece. We quickly got rid of all the extra gumballs. Rowan also enjoyed being in on the action. She loved dancing and trying to keep up with the big girls.

The Pirate Gumball cake!

That night, we babysat the girls' friends, Emma and Linnea. They watched Cinderella. Niev was in heaven.

On Sunday, her real birthday, she awoke to find her real presents from Mom and Dad waiting to be opened: an indoor swing and a backpack.

No one should swing by themself so rowan got a swing too.


Maria said...

Love the cake. Mine are never that creative. And yes, you do need a boy.

Katie C said...

What a fun birthday party. Who knew that planning and having little kid's parties could be so much fun. It's great to be a mom isn't it?! Love the cake and yes you do need a boy! Love the church post too. Classic!

Jared, Larisa, Ky & Emmett said...

Love the cake! And your girls are just dolls :) I was looking through some old pictures last night and found one of us hanging out in St. George when Kimby ran the marathon there ... I'll have to email it to you. Miss you!

The Despain Gang said...

She's a rockin' 3 year old.

the child family said...

I love this! I pirate gumball party in jammies. Perfect. Now THAT'S a happy birthday!

Always Bitter said...

Yep, you need a boy. Someone to play rough with, protect the sisters, and pee on everything... maybe a dog would work.