Charlie turned THREE a couple of weeks ago. Lots and lots of fun celebrating, including a breakfast with Raf's soccer team, a family/neighbourhood party on the actual day, and when Nana arrived the following week a fairly big party at the Bounce Zone. So much fun.
But it began with breakfast in bed and a morning hug from his favourite big brother.
And then we headed to footy. After the navy blues won their game against Biddeford, the entire team sang happy birthday to Charlie, making him uncharacteristically shy.
And then off to breakfast with some of our favourite new friends. Adien and his family very, very sweetly bought Charlie a gift... mini Thomas Trains. A MAJOR hit.
A surprise birthday treat. And another round of happy birthday.
We dashed home to get ready for another party, with Hatts enjoying the balloons a great deal.
Charlie had a blast with some of his favourite friends from the neighborhood who came over to cut some cake. It was very low key and quite last minute but it was another super fun time, especially for the children who all get along so well.
After people left Charlie opened his presents and was very lucky indeed to get lots of cool stuff, including an egg with a dinosaur inside.
We left it to hatch overnight, with Raf fearing that a real one would materialize. I assured him that I didn't think that a $5 egg from Target would reestablish the species.
Very cool, nonetheless.
Mum arrived the following Thursday and so was here for his big party the following Saturday. Another slightly disastrously decorated cake - though quite yummy.
An excellent afternoon of bouncing and eating. Lots of Raf's friends and their siblings, who have become Charlie's friends, too.
Passed out in his new pajamas. A fabulous couple of weeks of celebrating with generous friends who helped make it a very special time.