And that's not to say there's not a time and place in my life for fancy, over-the-top kids' parties. In fact for Charlie's first I may go all out like I did for Henry. But now as Henry is getting older, I find myself gravitating towards more of a simple way of doing things. So this year we did a simple celebration for our big, almost-three year old. I rented out the local gymnastics gym, invited some of Henry's friends and all of our family and we celebrated for a couple of hours, everyone running around and playing like kids. The night before Henry helped me make Funfetti cupcakes, and together we put together goodies bags that included a Clif bar, a fruit leather, stickers and a Hot Wheels car- his favorite things! It was so, so nice to be able to just sit back and enjoy, and then of course, go home afterward with nothing to clean or put away. Heaven!
Henry turns 3 this upcoming Friday, and I'm excited to celebrate one more time....although I know that night I will probably cry a bit too. Birthdays are a little difficult for me. As much as I get excited about all the good on the horizon, it's still sad that my babies aren't always going to be babies, you know? Anyway, here are a handful of photos from our fun Saturday! It was a really wonderful day.