Ben and I had planned a whole day full of special meals and fun activities that we could enjoy all together.
I set up the table for a special breakfast
We put up a few decorations
Elizabeth with her birthday doughnut
She has to eat the sprinkles first
You must have a party hat and party accessories
A few presents appeared at the front door
So Dad helped Elizabeth open them
From her great aunts and uncle
After Elizabeth opened a couple of presents from her great aunts and uncle, we showered and dressed and headed over to Chuck E. Cheese.
Ben and I were not sure what to expect, but she loved everything! We went to a Chuck E. Cheese in Fairfax and it was clean, organized, and everything was really maintained. It wasn't too crowded, but I am sure more people were there than normal because Fairfax had a snow day.
We got a pizza, drinks, and 25 tokens. I wasn't sure how many tokens she would use and we started with 25. Well... after she played each game once, all she wanted to do was climb in the tube maze that goes across the ceiling. We were there for 2.5 hours and Elizabeth easily spent 1.5 hours climbing in the tubes.
A dance game
A game where you push balls into a dogs mouth
Hitting some frogs
This bike went up in the air when you pushed the pedals
Stopping for a pizza break
We thought this was just a horse.
Nope, it was a race horse
Caroline had a blast too!
Gotta ride the carousel
Climbing in the tubes
And more climbing...
After we got back from Chuck E. Cheese, the girls went down for a nap/rest and we brought up all of Elizabeth's presents to open when she got up. I went with a hot pink theme this year.
Presents from Mom, Dad, and Caroline
and a few from Nana and Papa and Uncle Adam and Aunt Brigette
She wanted to open the big one first
With a little help from mom
It's a play kitchen!
After presents, we had cake
Elizabeth said she wanted a cake with sprinkles
We ended the day with some Chick-Fil-A at home. Both of the girls were a little cranky, and we were all pretty tired, so Ben went and picked up Chick-Fil-A for us. Elizabeth enjoyed eating her nuggets while watching Mickey Mouse.
Thank you to everyone that sent Elizabeth well wishes on her birthday and to everyone that sent her presents. She had a great day and we really enjoyed spending the day together as a family.