Sunday, October 19, 2014

Alaina is Three (almost)

My Alaina is turning three on Friday!  Laura had her party early, because the baby is due next Monday, and she wanted to have it done, just in case.
Alaina had so much fun, and we had fun watching her.


There was a polka dot theme.  Laura made the polka dot cake, but she also had cupcakes for those who wanted them.  Everyone left with oreo pops - Oreo's covered in white chocolate and sprinkles on a stick.

Trying on a party hat.


Blowing out the candles


This cake is so good!

Opening presents is so much fun!


Balloons with my cousins is fun too!

After all that playing, she still had energy to do some running with Grandpa before we left.

Alaina Jo - what joy you bring to us!

23 comments:

Jean Stauffer said...

Laura does the greatest party decorations! Everything is so CUTE, especially the little almost-three-year-old! What a nice birthday gift - a baby!

Betsy Brock said...

So cute...and just the right age to be Mommy's helper with the new baby!

Sally Crowe said...

Such a beautiful party for sweet little Alaina - she is so cute! I'm glad everything was fun. And, you have another grand on the way? How exciting. :)

xoxo

sara said...

so cute!!! I can't believe she is FOUR!

Mari said...

Sara - she's actually turning three. Don't rush it - she's growing too fast already. :)

Deb said...

What fun! I love that cake. Such a great party and she is just a doll. You are one proud grandma!

Sola Scriptura said...

Happy Birthday wishes to your sweet little granddaughter. I love the cheerful polka dot theme. The cake looks incredible and I love the oreo pop idea!

Blackberry Lane said...

Happy Birthday to precious little Alaina!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

So........the birth may come on Alaina's birthdate? Wow...wouldn't that be something?

such a cute, sweet, loveable little gal!! I especially like the polka dot cake AND grandpa with her.

Happy 3rd birthday Alaina.

Connie said...

My time goes by so fast doesn't it. Looks like she had a ball.

Linda E said...

I am a day late in reading this post, but she is just an adorable little girl and I know she brings you many hours of pleasure.

Brooke said...

she's growing up so fast!!!

Ceil said...

Hi Mari! Happy birthday to your precious Alaina! I love the idea of the covered oreos, I'll have to tell my daughter. My little granddaughter is turning three in February. (she already invited me to her party!)

Don't you wish we all had that kind of energy?
Thank you for sharing your photos, and prayers for a safe delivery for #2!
Blessings,
Ceil

Amy at love made my home said...

Happy Birthday Alaina!! It looks like a great party, and I love the oreo pops, that is a brilliant idea! xx

Terri D said...

Happy birthday to your sweet bundle of joy!! She is adorable!! Three is a great age and you will have so much fun this coming year - headed to four. God bless Alaina and the entire family (and the new addition!).

Patsy said...

Happy Birthday Alaina, 3 is a sweet age. So huggable.

Simply Linda said...

Awww...just melts my heart. Happy Birthday Alaina!!!!--Baby already? NO way has it been 9 months already???? Blessings

Cherdecor said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Alaina! All the decorations were to die for! Alaina looks like she loves it all!

Jenny said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALAINA! Having "known" you for your entire life, I can honestly say you're looking better than EVER. Your smile, your enthusiasm, that bounce in your step, and that light in your eyes is charming and infectious. Your pretty mommy is glowing too. Have fun with the new baby!!!! xoxo your faraway honorary granny Jenny the Pirate

Jennifer said...

Happy birthday to Alaina! She's getting so big. It seems like she just turned two, and now she'll be three already. How exciting. I hope everything goes well with the birth, I'll be waiting to hear all about the new baby and the proud big sister. :)

Laura said...

Awww - thank you for all of your sweet comments! She had a blast at her party and loved every second of it. She sure is blessed with an awesome family! She is a ton of fun, and we just love her more every day!

Regine Karpel said...

so cute

Michelle F said...

Happy Birthday, Alaina Jo!
I like your cake and the polka-dot theme.

I hope your enjoying your little sibling!