saturday, this boy woke up singing 'because i'm happyyyyyyyyy!' :P he knew it was finally party day.
we threw a joint birthday pool party with friends of ours, Kristina and Allen; their daughter, Celén, was born on May 28th. the location was at my gym, Lifetime City Centre! it was special to me because i had part of my 30th birthday celebration there, Chiso was finally able to come gymming with me when he turned 3 months old, and now he has celebrated his 3rd birthday there.
excited and picking up the Mickey and Minnie Mouse cakes the morning of.
the guests of honor! and why do they look like long-lost brother and sister?! LOL
but before their guests arrived, we put them to work stuffing their favor bags. we paid them in food, no worries.
on the menu:
cheese, pepperoni, & BBQ chicken pizza (provided by the Lifetime Cafe), an assortment of subway sammiches, a variety of chips, cake batter rice crispy treats, strawberry-pecan-spinach salad, juice, water, and cake.
right on time, Papa, thanks.
we played gym games upstairs on the 3rd floor before hitting the pool.
does that parachute give you a nostalgic feeling too?
they had some parachute fun, bowled, played scooter races, and there was even a real live Angry Birds game... pretty neat.
Chiso had all the pretty girls to himself before his guys friends arrived ;)
my girlfriend, Michelle (bottom L corner), put her super long legs to work and dusted EVERYBODY in the scooter race! her daughter, Lyonna, and Chiso share the same birthday.
now for the part the kiddos had been waiting all day for-
it's time to SWIM!
this picture cracks me up- i was just trying to get their attention for the picture and i have no idea what i even said! but ummm, they look so annoyed. ROTFL.
splish, splash <3
i didn't get pics with everybody, but i'm grateful some of my family and friends were able to come celebrate with us!
my cousins Angie and Gerrilyn and their kiddos,
my sorority sister Trashina took a dip with her adorable boys,
and my friend Krystal was on double duty and held it down! i tell her all the time what a huge inspiration she is to me. i feel like i'm starting all over balance-wise with Odego on the way and all... heck i feel like i JUST got into a groove with one kiddo (remembering to add an event to my calendar, getting there on time if at all, making sure he has pants on, etc) and she always encourages me that i can. experience is the best teacher and i believe you, girl. alright *clears throat*
let's sing! make a wish, Celén.
your turn, Chi! he would not put that pizza down.
before & after.
asleep in the car by 6:30pm and didn't wake up til the next day. party POOPED.
all four of us were! happy, HAPPY, 3rd birthday to our Chiso <3
thanks for reading!