My son, Ezekiel “Zeke”, was born on my 27th birthday.  I had a very rough miscarriage before we got pregnant with Zeke. When I had the miscarriage I went through stages of hurt, disappointment and sorrow until one day God woke me up and told me to share those feelings with him. As I poured out my heart to him I asked him to redeem what had been stolen from us.  Shortly after that I got pregnant with Zeke and even though we didn’t find out the sex of the baby I just knew in my heart it was going to be a boy.  His due date was at the end of April but I went 10 days past due because of being a VBAC(more to come on my vbacs in a later blog).  My first and only son was born on my birthday.  He truly is the greatest birthday gift I have ever received.

For his 3rd birthday we did a fun backyard splash party theme.  We had so many friends and family come and the kids loved the water guns!

 Slip-n-slide and water gun fun!
Big sister Ellie with the birthday boy
Big sister Livvy
Trampoline fun!
The whole crew!
Goody bags with bubbles and water guns as favors!
The birthday boy
Birthday buddies
I have to admit that this party had several different themes going.  My sister Sarah created the most adorable birthday invitations with a splish splash theme.  I even took time to pin tons of cute water party ideas on Pinterest.  Want to know how many of my pins I have done out of 1000?  Probably 5.  Not even kidding.  So I threw caution to the wind, took Zeke to the store, held my breath as he picked out totally not matching the “theme” plates, goody bags and cupcakes.  So in all we had 4 themes going…Cars cupcakes, Trucks plates, summer theme favors and Spider man balloons. I decided I would rather have my sanity then kill myself making every little thing of the party match.  I have much respect for all you moms out there who have the gift of throwing a party and making it all come together under one theme but that is one gift that this mamma just doesn’t possess…and I have learned to be okay with that 😉
So here you have it, the non-water themed food table:
One more pic of my sweet birthday boy opening his gifts:
God is SO good! 🙂
What has God redeemed in your life or do you need to ask him to redeem today?  He loves to redeem all areas of our lives…just ask him!

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