I always talk about how I'm a big believer in keeping it simple and not biting off more then I can chew, 3 kids is a lot - it's busy and stressful and I want my kids parties to be fun and awesome.
We always start the day opening presents, this year Emily got from us A 2 story barbie house, a barbie bracelet and clip on earrings and Barbie Mega blocks (that aren't actually mega they are just like lego).
Excuse her bed hair.. and the washing pile.
This was her cake, she had her heart set on a Angry Birds Cake.
And the kids trashed there bedrooms...of course my Baby Tornado was right where the action was taking it all in.
There were invasions, the boys pretend shooting the girls and the girls squealing so loud my ears would ring.. then the girls would go in the boys room and initiate a retaliatory attack. And repeat.
My family is known for its pitiful Happy Birthday singing, its normally just a murmur but thankfully the kids lead everyone and it was a grand success - complete with 5 Claps for my wee girl and a hip hip hooray from an excited guest.
It was a relaxing fun day with lots of laughs. This babe needed a extra sleep after everyone had gone home, recovery time.
Another year passed. I must get to writing Emily Annual Birthday letter, I wrote and shared this one in 2011 that laugh is infectious and she still has the same one today.
Are Birthdays a big deal at your house?