Celebrating Holden's Third Birthday

Seeing that we would be in Wichita for Easter weekend, which happened to be a few days before Holden's birthday, we asked Craig's sister if we could use her house to throw him a small family birthday party.  No theme, no decor, no Pinterest-worthy anything; just cousins, pizza, and a cake from a local bakery, which is all it takes to make a three-year old feel special!  Well, that and a few gifts. 😉

A guitar was at the top of his birthday wishlist.  His expression in this photo is everything! 😍

I love that this kid got to be the center of attention for awhile.  As the middle child with a baby in the house, I feel like he rarely gets that!  He has been obsessed with "party hats" for some time now, so of course, that was a party necessity! 

For his actual birthday (which was on a Tuesday), I picked him up from daycare and headed to Chuck E. Cheese--just the five of us!  (But first, a stop at Target to choose a new toy with a birthday gift card.)  I've learned that it's much easier to plan an experience (or something out of the ordinary anyway) than it is to throw a party--hence Chuck E. Cheese--and again, we really wanted to make him feel extra special on his third birthday.

After Chuck E. Cheese, we headed home and let him ride his new four-wheeler, which Brantley was pretty jealous of.  I think it's safe to say Holden had a great third birthday, which meant: mission accomplished!

Love this little three-year old so, so much!


  1. Awww, he does look so happy! So sweet. :)

  2. What a great time celebrating that sweet boy! I especially love those last 2 photos. :-)