Monday, February 17, 2014

ZZ's Rainbow Birthday! She's 3!!

I can't believe my little girl is already 
3 Years Old!!!She really is a sweetheart and I love being her mommy.

We were visiting Arizona for her birthday for my cousins' mission homecoming.
 We took advantage of having all the family together to have an extra party. 
Sergio flew in the morning of her party.
She was so happy to see her Daddy after being away from him for the week.

ZZ really wanted a Dora Birthday party for her 3rd Birthday.
I'm not a huge fan of character parties so I tricked convinced her that a rainbow party would be fun and she could be Dora.  It worked and she was really excited.

Have you ever noticed that M&M's have a little 3 on them?
I hadn't either, but my awesome aunt did and it made perfect decorations for her rainbow cake.
We were in a hurry to get the cake figured out and done and I thought it turned out pretty cute.
We went over to my Uncle Ro's house. 
He shared his heated pool with us.
My Tia Lene got this cute picture of her going down the slide.
ZZ had a blast and didn't want to get out of the water. 
(I would put more pictures of us swimming, but swimming includes me in a swimming suit which is a little less flattering and I don't want to publicly put any of you through that...)
Like I said, she loved it.
Since I was the only adult willing to swim with the are some pictures of the rest of them doing what boring adults do...
This is my Grandpa Willie with the girlies after they got out of the water.

After we (we being me) were tired of swimming my Uncle Ro shared his mad cooking skills and grilled some of the best chicken I have ever eaten in my life.
We also had fruit kebabs since ZZ would choose fruit over pretty much anything 9 out of 10 times.

After dinner we ate cake.

I was pleasantly surprised how the cake turned out.
I just alternated layers of each color in a bunt pan.
It looked a lot more like a rainbow than I had imagined it would.  
It was fun to hang out with everyone. 
After cake,
ZZ got horribly spoiled. 

My Uncle Morris and ZZ share the same birthday.
Morris shared his birthday with her,
 so she thought it was only fitting if he would help her open her presents. 

When she opened a bike helmet we asked her what she was going to do with
the helmet since she doesn't have a bike.
Right after that Sergio brought her bike in.
She was SOOO happy.

We went outside and rode bikes.

ZZ was positive that her birthday wouldn't be complete without a pinata.
She reminded me all week long...
So we had a pinata.

But he didn't last very long.

Although she missed her favorite friend, Miss C, I think it turned out to be a pretty fun birthday.
She is sure loved.

I'm so grateful to have her as my daughter.
She is a goofball and she says some of the funniest, sweetest things.
I have loved the last 3 year.
She is still my little baby in my mind. 
2 months old
1 Year!
1st Birthday
2 Years Old!
2nd Birthday
3 Years Old!
Happy Birthday Princess!


Janiece Burgess said...

It was an awesome birthday and would have been topped off with miss c and ev

Janiece Burgess said...

It was an awesome birthday and would have been topped off with miss c and ev

Lene said...

I'm so glad we were able to celebrate her birthday with all of you!

The cake was truly amazing.