We had an awesome day celebrating...
we started the day with Adam, Amber, Ashlyn and our family at Hogle Zoo (or as Brynlee calls it, Hobo Zoo).
Nash was fascinated by the monkeys and they must have been fascinated by him too because they kept coming right up to him, so they were face to face through the glass. Brynlee was sad they weren't coming up to her so I told her they were just wishing Nash a Happy Birthday and she was fine with that.
We got to the zoo right after it opened which turned out to be perfect because it wasn't too hot or crowded and the animals must have just finishing their breakfast because they were being really active which made it much more interesting.
Elephants are amazing! We watched this one get a drink with his long trunk and then put it in his mouth, Brynlee was hoping it would spray the water out but it must have been too thirsty.
Nash loved being so close to this teenage gorilla and watching him eat and roll around on his back....
Brynlee on the other hand thought it was too scary and requested to be put in the stroller.
This orangutan was having so much fun on his playground.
The big 3 year old spreading his arms out.
The camels didn't try to impress us but we were impressed anyway just because they're camels!
Brynlee thought we should pick the Hawaii animals on the carosel.
We knew graffees had long necks, but we had no idea how long their tongues were until saw this one stick his out!
Penguins in the dirt?
I was surprised the fountain didn't scary Brynlee, because sitting on the fake elephant below did and so did the bats in house of nightmares!
And of course a trip to Hogle Zoo just wouldn't be complete without a ride on the train. Nash was pumped about the train and gives a great choo choo!
After the zoo we meet up with some of the extended family at Adam's parents for a BBQ and swim party. Nash thought he was so big in the little play house. He would go in and shut the door, then when you would knock on it he would open the door laughing so hard. He thought it was histarical and wanted to do it over and over, it was darling!
The fire on his candles made him a little nervous which was a good thing because we've been teaching him to stay away from the fire when we are camping.
He didn't want to blow out the candles and ran to Grandpa Doug,
but with some help, he got the candles out! He looks surprised but really he is signing hot.
We love our Nashie Boy so much and can't believe he is already 3! He is an absolute joy. He is such a busy body and really gets around now, it's hard to believe he's only been walking for 3 months! Some of his favorite things are:
Watching Singing Time
saying hi to everyone
making new friends wherever we go
eating, especially icecream bananas and chips
music and dancing
wrestling Ridge and kids that are smaller than him
playing ball with Cassie and anyone else that will play
And celebrating the basket!
Thanks Adam and Amber for all your work organizing the party and for letting us stay with you! We had such a great time!
Even the big boys had a little ball game.
This was the only gift Nash opened before he crashed, but he has been enjoying all his fun gifts! Thanks everyone!
And thank you to everyone who was able to come celebrate with us! It really was an awesome day...Brady and I couldn't stop smiling and talking about it as we were trying to go to bed that night. It really was as perfect a day as they come!