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:
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.
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)
First, we went through the tall swishy grass.
Swishy swashy, swishy swashy
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.
She found one!
Through the think, tangled forest.
stumble trip, stumble trip
Cece’s high steppin’ boot really helped her through the tough parts.
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.
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.
Even Adi gave it a try
Into the tunnel
Wiggle squiggle, wiggle squiggle
What’s that?!? The bear!!!
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”.
And then there was cupcake. The one thing Bri asked for at her birthday party was pink frosting, so that’s what I did.
Happy Birthday Baby Girl!
Random photo dump:
(No live bears were hurt in the course of this adventure)
(Some stuffed ones may have been slightly embarrassed)