The Party itself spanned over two days. The first day was his actual birthday and fell on a Sunday. We celebrated with Grandma Finlayson, and the Smiths, and just enjoyed a nice dinner at home. Grandma and Daddy made a yummy dinner of chicken and steak, and Justien made cake pops that Parker was obsessed with! The evening was simple, fun, and just what Parker wanted! The only damper on the party was the sad departure of Grandma Finlayson. She had to get home to celebrate Grandpas birthday the next day. We are so glad she got to come visit!!
The next day was a Monday and the day of his party. We picked up Grandma Papenfuss at the airport in the morning and then birthday prep began. Grandma wrapped all the presents, stuffed all the goodie bags, and put the finishing touches on the cake. Dad got home from work and then we all headed over to Chuck E Cheeses. When we asked Parker who he wanted to invite he was really quick to reply with his guest list. He wanted Rowan, Boden, and the Amakasus. Perfect! We ordered pizza, soda, and tokens and the kids all had a blast. Parker didn't even need to put a token into a game to have a total blast "playing" it. He ran around from game to game and was completely transfixed by all the lights and sounds. He was so much fun to watch. The kids all had a blast, and the best part was, there was little preparation and set up, and virtually no clean up. Definitely my kind of party!!
Parker was the highlight of the evening and you could see the happiness level about to explode through his eyes. He is my little sour patch kid and I wouldn't trade him for the world. He does everything with such fierceness! He loves fiercely, he plays fiercely, and if you make him mad...he will beat you fiercely. This kid has so much heart I can't wait to see where it takes him in life and what he is able to accomplish! Happy 3rd birthday Parker!!