After many failed attempts to convince Ada to have a birthday party closer to Northwest Houston for convenience sake, we had Ada's 4th birthday party at Moody Gardens again! See THIS post about her 3rd birthday at the same venue, with links to all of her other birthdays as well. :)
Ada LOVES staying in hotels, so we thought we'd make a little weekend of it and go a day early (right after her first soccer game) to stay at the San Luis Resort (or "Sandy Lou's" as Ada called it!)- where they have an awesome pool with a FAST water slide.
We took a dolphin cruise as well around the marina- where we saw TONS of dolphins!
|The dolphin cruise. :)|
Then the next morning we headed up to Moody Gardens for the big party- Ada has been counting down for a month for this day!
Meeting Babe the penguin (per Ada's request, she wanted to see Babe again!)-
Dax was only 6 months old last year, so he had a much better time this year!
Opening gifts at a 4 year old party is always a group effort! :)
|Check out Dax shoveling cookie cake in his mouth, admiring Ada's loot!|
The party was held in the Coral Room again-
I love the aquarium wall for our own private viewing pleasure!
About to tour the Aquarium after partying hard with her besties!
|Addy, Olivia, Ada|
My favorite Ada-ism of the day: "LOOK at that penguin with NO HEAD!"
(That's how they sleep, apparently- we learned that in our question/answer period with Babe the Penguin's trainer, but seeing it is a different story!)
Then we headed to Palm Beach for some summer fun.
(This is the reason we had the party 1.5 weeks before her actual birthday- it was the last weekend that Palm Beach would be open!)
These are the kids at the Splash Pad- we obviously frequented all of the water slides, the lazy river, and wave pool, too- but Mom didn't take any pictures! :)
And, a little video of our time with Babe! :)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY FAVORITE 4 YEAR OLD IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!
*Almost all pictures from Andi!*