We had a really wild time at Hudson's third birthday party!
When celebration time rolled around,
we had the party room at EarlyWorks Museum decked out
for one very special little wild animal lover....
there were balloons and presents and snacks and loved ones galore,
so when Hudson walked in for the first time,
he was beyond excited!
He loved opening all his awesome gifts.
The very first one he grabbed was a present from Will and I,
a very special book: On the Night You Were Born.
I really meant it to be more of a keepsake,
as I had inscribed a special message to him inside,
so when he picked that one first,
I thought to myself, "Oh! It's the book. I hope he's not disappointed."
But that little sweet guy acted like he'd just seen the
best present in the world. His happy face made me melt, and then he
said, "OH! FaaaaankYou!"
Bless his little grateful heart.
As he went through each present,
from sweet family and friends,
his smile just got bigger and bigger.
He even serenaded the crowd with a
rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday to Hudson"
while opening gifts.
He is so precious.
Hudson was ecstatic about his colorful cake.
He absolutely couldn't wait to dig in.
After he blew out the candles,
and happily swayed along as he soaked up the love and attention
as everyone sang "Happy Birthday" to him,
he just couldn't resist digging in....
the little ones donned their wild animal party hats
and headed down to sit beneath the special talking tree
to enjoy a cute puppet show by Biscuit the Dog and friends.
Then, we headed over to the glorious children's fun land:
Hudson immediately made his way to the "back porch" and gave us
a third performance of "Happy Birthday" to himself,
using the mini microphone for all to hear.
Then, the playing began.
All the cute kiddos were loving it...
catching fish and riding cows and hauling hay and gathering eggs and delivering mail and grocery shopping and rolling around on the smooshy playmats.
Whew. There was a lot going on in there.
And a whole lot of laughter...
which I think signals a pretty successful party.
Happy 3rd Birthday,
I hope you always look back on this celebration with a smile.