Showing posts with label birthday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label birthday. Show all posts

a sucker cake

Last weekend we celebrated Elinor's 3rd birthday! As you can see by the photo above, a great time was had by all, especially Elinor.

She had been asking for a sucker cake for months. Elinor is not really one for deserts or cake, so I was guessing the sucker cake idea was just an excuse to have suckers for her birthday. Well, lo and behold, that's exactly what happened. She exactly 0 bites of cake and devoured her sucker. 

I was glad I didn't spend too much time on her cake since the main event was definitely the suckers. Chloe was pretty excited about the concept too. Candy on top of her cake, what is there left to complain about?!

It was nice to celebrate at home as a family. Our 3 year old didn't care too much that we didn't have a fancy party somewhere with a gaggle of kids, she was more than happy to hang out and eat her sucker with her family. 

It's so cliche, but these past three years have just flown by! She got a big girl bed for her birthday and it's so fun to lay down with her at night and hear what crazy things she has to say. She's definitely the 'ham' of the family and enjoys telling stories with a myriad of facial expressions. It's hilarious. 

Happy birthday miss, I'm excited to see what your future holds!

and then she was 5!

Happy belated birthday to our little miss Chloe!!! It's a little weird saying my oldest is 5 years old. That age means kindergarten! That age means she's rapidly approaching school age and our whole world will change dramatically with everyday school activities and new friends.

We got a few of Chloe's friends together (a few is all you really need at this age) and played for a couple hours at an indoor zip line place in Thornton, CO. Chloe had an absolute blast. Elinor on the other hand was not a fan of that risky behavior. 

Happy birthday Chloe. We're excited to see where your 5th year of life takes you!!!

a happy 4th to you

Happy 4th birthday to my smart, brave, kind, and inquisitive little Chloe! 

Here are a few things I'd like to remember about my four-year-old:

favorite food > frozen grapes

favorite drink > red water (a little bit of Mio in water)

her best quote recently > 'I love to push buttons because they are so pushable!'

recent obsession > all things paw patrol and space related 

a recent wish > 'for everyone we love to live with us'

loves to > sing and dance, paint and draw, cuddle with her sister, fix things with her Dad, talk about space

sleeping > 8:30pm to 7am, skipping most naps these days

things she likes to do herself > brush her teeth, buckle her seat belt and close the door, get dressed, and setting the table

Love this little girl! Happy Birthday!

happy birthday miss Chloe

This weekend we celebrated Chloe's third birthday! She had lots of fun blowing out candles (as you can see above), painting pottery, running with balloons, and reading all of her new books. We had a little family get-together at a pottery painting place and then came back to our house for lunch and birthday cake. It was pretty low-key and perfect. I also managed to outsource a lot of the work this year (no shame in my game). Chloe wanted a ladybug cake and had been talking about it for months, so I knew I had to get the perfect cake for her. I found a friend to make it and help me out with all the cute ladybug decorations. I had zero time this year to do much besides get her presents together, so I didn't feel too bad about not making her a homemade cake.

I can't imagine birthdays getting much better than this one. I mean isn't three the age of peak birthday cuteness? I can't imagine a 13 year old having fun with a ladybug cake and balloons quite like a 3 year old. I feel lucky to have a happy, healthy little 3 year old, though I'm also pretty sure I'll love every age with her. Check back with me in 10 years to see how those teenage years are going. 

Happy Birthday Chloe, we love you!

december birthdays are tough

When I was pregnant with Chloe, I carried a terrible guilt. After we found our her due date was in mid-December, I felt bad knowing that she would be born during the holidays. My birthday is in mid-January, so I know what it's like having your birthday so close to Christmas. Quite frequently your gifts become combined with Christmas and your special day isn't so special. In fact my Mom always said we could celebrate my birthday in July if I really wanted, so I know the guilty feeling is multi-generational.

Chloe is an only child for a few more months and has loads of aunts, uncles, grandmas and grandpas still excited to celebrate her birthday. We had a few family members over this weekend to celebrate her 2nd birthday.

I thought about buying a pretty store bought cake, but then realized that nobody would care either way and homemade is just more special anyway.

Chloe's main job was testing out the frosting in everyone's gingerbread (or graham cracker) house. Ordinarily Mom and Dad don't let her have much of that stuff, so she was pretty excited about her duty.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!