We decided to have Noah's 3rd birthday party on the 18th since that was the only Sunday we could get the church...but it's all good! Noah & Brianna's birthday's are about 2 weeks apart so we normally give them a joint party. Noah's theme this year was Cookie Monster! Greg and I made his cake.
I always get asked "why don't you just order his/her (depending on which kid they are talking about) cake?" and the answer to that question is because I want to make my kid's cakes. I know it is so special for me to look back and remember all of my homemade birthday cakes my Mimi & my Nanny made me...and I think I can even remember my mom baking me one when I was a little girl somewhere in there. I bake my kid's birthday cakes with love (I know, sounds so corny, but its true) and when they grow up, I want them to remember that. So Greg baked the cake, and I decorated...2 round chocolate cakes with cookies n' cream center, decorated with blue icing and chocolate chip cookies!
So anywho, my cousins, Nicole & Nathon, Clara, and Gina, came. I haven't seen them in a while and I miss them! My friend, Tammy, also brought her little boy, Owen...I haven't seen her since her wedding in 2006! We have been friends since I was about 3!
Noah had so much fun playing with his cousins! His cake was a hit too! After we opened gifts, we took the kids outside and let them make wishes and then release their balloons. My Momma-Sherry also released a balloon in memory of my Nanny Annie...I miss her!
Noah blowing out his candle
My Beautiful 6 year old niece, Brianna
Noah opening up his soccer goal!