Sunday, January 25, 2009

The big one



Mads turned three, today.


Three is a big deal in our family. It's the first actual birthday party with friends. Which, in turn, has made it a magical age.


Maddie had been planning her party for a long time. She knew exactly what she wanted: pancakes and pajamas.


So........ here I go, wracking my brain trying to come up with the perfect "First Party". I had a theme, "Not Quite Spend the Night". I had decoration ideas using sheets for the tablecloths and cute little happy birthdays spelled out on pillowcases. I had games. I had crafts, people!!!!


And I scrapped it all.


Because remember what Maddie said she wanted? Pancakes and pajamas. She couldn't give two hoots about crafts or decorations. And really, did I honestly think I was capable of organizing 10 or so little ones for a game? I can barely get through one round of Candy Land with my girls.


Therefore, we went up to church, ate pancakes, and played in the gym in our jammies. No meltdowns, no mess, ....... pure bliss. :)


And Maddie was happy.
The crew at the end of the night. Notice the smiley faces! (except for Eliza...)

12 comments:

Stacy said...

looks like a great time!

Brian, Jamie, Molly & Sarah said...

That looks like an awesome party!

Holly said...

Looks like fun! Really cute idea. Way to keep it simple. I can never seem to do that!

Oholendt Family said...

See, girls are easy, boys want noise and loud things!! It looks like they had a great time.

Heather said...

I am so sad that we missed it. Holly and wyatt were sad too.

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday Maddie!

Amy Barrett said...

so stinkin' cute! Happy birthday Maddie Claire

Kristen OQ said...

Adorable -- 3 is the age at our house too for a friends birthday party. It sounds like it was the perfect party for her!

The Jennings said...

Looks like the perfect party! Your girls are all so cute!

Gretchan

Amy said...

What a fun party it was! It was perfect for 2 and 3 year olds. Happy birthday Maddie!

Kim said...

Very cute! Happy Birthday, Maddie!

Lisa Beth said...

I love it. It looks like everyone had a great time, even though there were no crafts, which is great news for me because if a craft is necessary for a good party, my kids are up a creek! :)