|Luke and Liam's group at VBS singing their songs|
|Aiden and his group of upcoming first graders|
|Finn loved watching his brothers sing|
|Fun day at the park to celebrate Finn's 3rd birthday with our best friends!|
|Lunch at the park to celebrate|
|Group of VBS kids on root beer float night|
|The big birthday boy!|
|We rented a bouncy house for Finn's party (the boots were his choice)|
|Before the party started, we got in a few jumps|
|Happy 3rd Birthday Finn (with his birthday crown from Aunt Sarah)|
|Are you really singing to ME!?|
|Happy Birthday to me!|
|Finn and his buddy Kathleen|
|Finn and his buddy Landon|
|Paw Patrol mini figurines!! He kissed the package when he opened it|
|Tools from his friend, Kathleen and her family|
Luke, Liam, and Aiden attended the elementary VBS at our church last week and had an awesome time. They have always loved VBS and this year was no different. They spent the week learning about Jesus, singing, and playing with their best friends. The week was topped off with a Root Beer Float night where the kids sang all the camp songs they learned.
At the end of the week, we prepared for Finn's big birthday bash. Thankfully, we were blessed with some gorgeous weather (the Saturday before his party, it literally rained ALL DAY LONG). The temps were pleasant, the bugs were not terrible, and we had a wonderful evening with some of our closest friends in Minnesota.
Finn was so excited about his party and talked about it all week long. He could not have been anymore elated to have everyone sing Happy Birthday to him and bring him gifts. He received birthday wishes from near and far. Aunt Sarah, Uncle Jason, and Cousin Calvin sent him some cute gifts that he opened on his actual birthday. Mimi sent him a balance bike that he is still getting used to riding, but loves it since all the neighbor kids his age have one too. Grandma and Grandpa Carrithers sent Finn a couple of books that we have already enjoyed. Finn also has a few close friends that are his age in the neighborhood (Kathleen, Silas, and Landon) that he loves to play with who attended his party and brought him several gifts that he loved.
On his actual birthday, we spent the day at one of our favorite parks with friends. We played in the sand, ate lunch, and went on a nature walk. The following day was his big party in the backyard. We rented a bouncy inflatable that was fabulous for keeping the bigger kids occupied and out of the house. They jumped and jumped and jumped until they were exhausted. It was perfect. John smoked some pork for all of us to enjoy and we had a few salads, guacamole, fruit, along with cake and ice cream. It was a perfect night that we enjoyed so much with our friends. Thanks to everyone for making it such a fun and memorable birthday for Finn!!
We love to Finn Morse Carrithers and we would not be the same without you. You are spunky, smart, and happy all the time. You are never at a loss for words and you have more energy than all of us combined. Happy 3rd Birthday Buddy.