I DIYed the happy birthday banner and hung paper lanterns from the rafters of the shelter. We also covered the picnic tables with brown paper and provided crayons for scribbling with. It might be hard to see in the pictures, but we had a few dozen round lollipops that we stuck into polka dotted pails to fit in with our polka dot theme.
The bean loved hanging out with all her family and friends, but the bubble machine may have been her favorite part.
When everyone gathered around and sang happy birthday, she was a bit intimidated but, thanks to a happy camcorder accident, we ended up singing twice and she loved it the second time around. I highly recommend singing twice!
And the birthday cupcake wasn't half bad either.
A few days later, on the bean's actual birthday, we went to the zoo.
She especially loved the little tubes in the prairie dog habitat.
But the ducks were a close second.
She crashed shortly after this picture was taken. It was a good day.