Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Evan's 3rd Birthday at Fudpucker's!!!

This past Sunday marked 3 years that God has blessed me with the presence of my beautiful baby boy! Instead of celebrating with a party at home this year, we decided to celebrate Evan's 3rd Birthday with a weekend at the beach in Destin, Florida. Evan has a very modest personality and doesn't like a big "to-do" over him, so this was the perfect celebration. In fact, as we were leaving to go out to dinner at Fudpucker's, he made the comment that we should just eat dinner in the condo. However, I knew that once we got there that he would love it. I did a little on-line research when trying to pick a place for dinner that night, and decided that this place had the best kid-friendly setting.

Sissy woke her brother up from his afternoon nap. He usually doesn't nap, but our trip to the beach earlier in the afternoon took a lot out of him. (Beach pics will be posted in an upcoming blog.)

Gator Beach, a live alligator exhibit at the restaurant, was a huge selling point for me.

They even had an albino gator in a tank!

You know that we take advantage of every photo op!;) (The dress I am wearing below was a Mother's Day gift from my sweeties.)

Daddy didn't want to miss out on his chance to take a photo with the birthday boy.

We enjoyed a live show put on by these two characters.

After dinner, our server surprised Evan with a birthday treat! Can you tell that he was mortified?!

Poor baby didn't like all the excitement. As I took a picture of the wait staff singing "Happy Birthday" in their loveliest singing voices, Evan slid under the table.

After all the excitement, he emerged and we were able to snag a family photo.

We had fun playing in browsing the gift shop.

We decided to get the littles a couple of the World Famous Fudpucker's Tees to commemorate the occasion. We couldn't wait to get out of the restaurant before putting them on:)

It was such a fun family evening. Fudpucker's is definitely the place to visit if you have children in tow...or not. Happy Birthday to my sweet, inquisitive, handsome, shy, cautious, and thoughtful boy!

P.S. More pics from our our beach vacation will be posted soon!


  1. Cute! We were in gulf shores a few years back and saw an alligator farm! They sort of freak me out :) Love your dress!

    1. Thanks, Carrie! I found the albino alligator kind of freaky:)