Sunday, October 5, 2014

Bri’s 3rd Pawty

This girl just turned 3!


So she’s not 3 in this picture, but I just wanted to show you were we started. She’s not even 2 months old in that picture. And look at her now:

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3 years old!

I’m pretty sure this is the last year I can pick the theme for her birthday parties, and I chose to base it on the book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Helen Oxenbury. Considering she is still talking about the bear hunt, I think it was a success.

Before we could begin the hunt, we had to make sure our hunters were prepared for the adventure. So we filled up on water, trail mix and individually decorated binoculars.

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Once we were prepared and gathered together, we were ready to begin the bear hunt. (It was a beautiful day, and we weren’t scared)

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First, we went through the tall swishy grass.

Swishy swashy, swishy swashy

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Look ant Mia’s concentration while finding a bear print with her binoculars. It’s good to have someone so in tune with nature along on an adventure like this.

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She found one!

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Through the think, tangled forest.

stumble trip, stumble trip

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Cece’s high steppin’ boot really helped her through the tough parts.

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Over the deep cold river

Hop jump, hop jump

Lael’s curls gave her the extra bounce she needed to make it over the largest gaps between stumps.

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Over the tall, narrow bridge

Shuffle stop, shuffle stop

These kids rocked this part! I was impressed with how fast they flew down this narrow beam.

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Even Adi gave it a try

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Into the tunnel

Wiggle squiggle, wiggle squiggle

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What’s that?!? The bear!!!

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We tried our darndest to make this bear the least scary we possibly could, but we did end up scaring a couple of the kids. However, I think they were so upset that we made the poor, innocent bear wear such a ridiculous outfit that they burst into tears. Fortunately, the sadness was short lived and soon the kids were clambering to get their picture with “The Bear”.

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And then there was cupcake. The one thing Bri asked for at her birthday party was pink frosting, so that’s what I did.

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Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

Random photo dump:

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(No live bears were hurt in the course of this adventure)

(Some stuffed ones may have been slightly embarrassed)

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