Good morning, friends!
If I look a little more tan and a bit more tired today, it’s because I spent the end of last week having the BEST time with Ashby and Bowen for her 9th birthday!
This year, Ashby asked if we could go to the Gaylord Texan Resort not far from our house for her birthday in lieu of a party. Well, you know what a sucker Andrew and I are for experiences over parties and presents, so we lined up a super fun-filled day to celebrate our girl’s birthday!
We picked up her bestie and drove over to the resort to check our bags before hitting their waterpark for the day! They were SO excited in the car! We listened to 80s Rock Party Radio on Pandora and laughed the whole 30 minute drive over 🙂 .
We arrived at the waterpark just in time for lunch and…
After that, we spent the entire day playing at the park. I don’t have a ton of pics because I was too busy having FUN with these two!
The food was fantastic (they ate so much!), the weather was waterpark perfect and for a hot minute, they allowed me to sit down and chill. Ha! It was a great day!
When it was time getting time for dinner, we took the trolley back up to the resort and checked out our room
Here they are on our balcony. I was watching them through the glass. Those two have the sweetest friendship. It doesn’t matter that one’s a boy and the other is a girl, they’re just besties. Also, when did they get this big??? Look how old they look out there!!
…they’re supposed to be little 😉 .
The view from our room was pretty cool as it looked out into the huge atrium of the resort. After we checked things out, we headed to…
…the sports bar for dinner! These two LOVE watching sports on TV and were super happy to trash talk each other and watch their teams play.
After dinner, we checked out everything currently happening at the resort…
…we hit up the arcade!
…and had the best time!
My favorite part? We must have played a million card games that night and the next morning. We were all cozy in our room playing cards and laughing. I went to sleep at 10:00 and they stayed up watching a movie. It was a really sweet way to celebrate this sweet girl turning nine. We love you, Bowen!!!
Okay, if you want to see other party posts, here you go…
Smith’s Snowboarding Birthday Part 3
Smith’s Snowboarding Birthday Part 2
We DONUT believe she’s eight!
Ashby’s Hawaiian Birthday Bash
Ashby’s Frozen Swim Party
Madeley’s Rock ‘n Royal Barbie Birthday Party