Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Laney's 3rd Birthday Party

Last Saturday, we went to Laney's 3rd birthday party on the lake. It was a great time. Going to the lake is possibly my most favorite thing to do ever. We had SO much fun celebrating Laney!

It was a Dora theme party because Laney is obsessed, which worked out well because Ella is too.

First things first, Ella had to get her Dora tattoo. Kristin and Laney were comparing tattoos.

Soon after we got there, Kristin's step dad took us for a ride on the lake in his boat. This was Ella's first time on a speed boat. The only other time she had been on a boat was at Disney World and it was very slow.

I thought she was going to be scared because she tends to be a little timid with some things. But man, she loved it!! The faster he went the more she laughed! I was so proud of her.

Ella holding hands with Laney & her cousins.

Laney had a Dora pinata. They did pretty good, but we were wondering at what point do they forget it's filled with candy and realize they are beating the crud out of their hero.

Laney's dad, Todd, may or may not have busted the body off of Dora after all the kids collected candy and it may or may not have traumatized the birthday girl to the point of tears. But after she recovered, it made for a great puppet.

One of Laney's b-day presents were these pink flip flops. Ella happened to be wearing the exact pair but in silver. These two sweet girlfriends were so excited that they had on matching flip flops it's all they could think about for the rest of the party.

They spent the next 20 minutes running around and then they would randomly stop and compare their shoes again. It was really cute!

Happy Birthday Laney!! We love you so much and Ella is so blessed to have a best friend in you like I have in your Mommy! We look forward to many more birthday celebrations.

P.S. Don't forget about the giveaway. It ends Thursday night at midnight.

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Amanda said...

Ella is soooo cute in her life jacket!

Jennifer said...

I found your blog through Amanda Jones (I don't personally know her, but have gone to Beth's Bible Studies for years). Ella and my little one are only a few months apart in age, so it is fun to read your blog and be able to know that at least there is someone else out there going through the same things at this exact same time!

Ashley McWhorter said...

I think every 3 year old girl is obsessed with Dora. My youngest, Maggie, has had a Dora party, two years in a row. We had the pinata, too. After it busted, my nephew put it on his head, and chased after the girls. It was quite funny! Poor, poor, Dora! :)

Helen said...

The shoe thing is precious!
For some reason now all I can think is "backpack, backpack..."

katiegfromtennessee said...

Hey Janelle,

It looks like you had a blast with your daughter and her friends. The two girls comparing their shoes was too cute!