I still can't believe our baby girl is Three! We had such an amazing time celebrating with family and friends! We had a full week celebration that included Grammy and Aunt Jettie coming into town! My sister-in-law is pregnant with their first baby (a boy) and this is the first time we have seen her since announcing. Charli couldn't wait to give her sweet baby cousin a kiss! We had such a wonderful time relaxing and enjoying family before the actual birthday festivities began!
Sunday July 19th was the big day! We woke up to a brand new three year old (who decided to sleep in)! When she finally woke up we sang to her, had a special birthday breakfast (where we sang to her again), and let her open her presents from Mommy & Daddy and from Nana & Papa!
Charli has been asking for a yellow bike since about May (maybe even earlier). Well with a Daddy who is a cyclist and used to race BMX, he was MORE than happy to deliver her request!!! I'm pretty sure this is the coolest first bike ever! Charli couldn't wait to go outside with Daddy and try it out (jammies and all!)
After a fun morning playing with her new presents we were excited to welcome some friends and family over to celebrate our Queen Bee at Charli's Garden Party!
I had her party idea planned since basically after her second birthday. With her love for all things "Garden" related; flowers, butterflies, worms, dragonflies, bumble bee's, and yes even picking weeds, I knew a Garden Party would be perfect for our little outdoor girl! I had so much fun putting everything together and went for more of a rustic/vintage garden and it turned out absolutely perfect!
Between my decor that I made sure to travel with after our move and my mom's decor we had almost everything on hand. There were a few purchases made (all of the party favors, flowers, and of course food) but I was excited that I was able to re-use things from around my mom's house!
For the party favors, I did bamboo butterfly nets and made cute little clay pots with flower seeds!
One tradition I have kept every year for Charli's birthdays and will do for Crew is to have one picture from every month of that year to showcase. I love seeing how much they grow and change just within 30 days!
Since we did her party on her actual birthday which was on a Sunday, I kept the food light. We had egg salad sandwiches, a strawberry summer salad, cheese, some pretzels and goldfish, along with grape skewers (caterpillars), ants on a log, and dirt & worm cups!
Along with a small candy bar of more gummy worms!
Everything turned out perfect and Charli had a blast with all of her friends and family!
Thank you everyone who could be a part of our little girl's special day!
You all truly hold a special place in our hearts and made Charli's day!
Happy Birthday Charli!