Ashton turned 3 on January 4th. We'd never had a birthday party for him before, and he actually has friends, so I wanted to have his first friend party this year.
The weather was yuck, so I knew we'd be stuck in the house. Since all the invitees were 2 or 3 year olds, I kept it to an hour which turned out to be perfect for that age. We pulled out our big yellow jump-o-lean that has been in the garage since Hunter was 3, and it basically WAS the party!
Jason and I blew it up and put the balloons in it the night before, so when Ash woke up the next morning he was SO surprised, and so excited.
Almost all his friends from his playgroup and a few neighbors came, so we had a full house.
An hour of jumping, throwing balloons, eating cake and fruit, opening presents, and we were done! It was short, sweet, and perfect. Ashton was SO happy-- and that means success.
In all the excitement Jason and I forgot to give him OUR present that was hiding in the garage. The next day we gave him this four wheeler-- and he LOVES it. I'm hoping he'll be able to keep up with his brothers on their bikes this year.