This year, we decided to have a joint birthday party for Alma and three of her friends. This was an amazing idea because, not only did it cut down on all we had to do, but I also got to have some fun planning sessions over drinks with some of my favorite ladies.
We decided to have a simple play-date type party with a loose ballet theme. So, last weekend we had a big ballet birthday bash with Alma and all her friends from our playgroup.
We had eight 3-year-olds, but a smattering of little siblings. We made 11 tutus for the walking-aged kids. That 325 yards of tulle. More than three football fields. No joke.
It was a wild, hilarious, fun, lovely party! It’s so fun raising our kids with these other families. This next series of photos really gets me. I knew all three of these moms before we were moms. I met Leia and Natalie in our birth class, and Shannon in our breastfeeding class. I am blown away by the fact that we now have three-year-olds. I feel like it was just yesterday that we were spending out Tuesdays at Baby Clinic, talking about how hard and amazing our tiny newborns were. Seeing these sweet kids, so excited for their cupcakes, knowing that they once were those babies, seems impossible. Beautiful, but impossible. I can’t imagine what they will look like at their joint 18th birthday party…
The kids felt pretty lucky to have some amazing cupcakes. These kids (and photos) crack me up.