Finn is Four

May 12, 2020 in Birthdays, Finn - No Comments

Just like that, my baby turned four. He only had one wish for his birthday; a robot cake. I did my best to make his robot cake dreams come true, even though it meant scrambling at the last minute to find the right cake pan and cake supplies. Finn’s birthday…

Out of This World

October 7, 2019 in Birthdays, Crew, Parties - No Comments

Crew always manages to convince us to have a birthday celebration with friends. It’s hard to resist the level of persuasion and excitement he has about birthday parties. I didn’t mind too much this year because his idea was to gather at a new local park. All it required was…

Crew is Five

October 6, 2019 in Birthdays, Crew - No Comments

I know of no one who is as excited about holidays, especially birthdays, than Crew. His 5th birthday fell on a Sunday and he couldn’t wait to get through church and celebrate. He opened a few gifts and showed off the charts excitement for each one. We went to the…

Nash is Eight

May 8, 2019 in Birthdays, Nash - No Comments

We kept Nash’s eighth birthday simple because his baptism and after party were the next day. We were lucky to have both sets of grandparents in town for the event and we celebrated with dinner and cake. Eight things I love about Nash: 1. He is a true middle child….

27 Rides in 10 Hours

April 28, 2019 in Birthdays, Blake, Disneyland - No Comments

Our very last Disney day before our annual passes expired deserves its own post because if you ask Blake, this was the best day of his life to this point. We set out early on our traditional birthday date and arrived at the park just before opening. I surprised him…

Blake is Ten

April 14, 2019 in Birthdays, Blake, Vacations - No Comments

Blake let it be known that his 10th birthday was a big birthday. We had a hard time locking down what to do to sufficiently celebrate his advancement in age, until I found a great deal to stay at Great Wolf Lodge. The boys had seen their commercial advertisements for…

Celebrating Finn

March 5, 2019 in Beach, Birthdays, Finn, Friends - No Comments

For Finn’s third birthday, we had an impromptu pool party. I texted some friends the night before, made a cake, headed to the pool and voilà: instant party. We were in the throes of unpacking boxes and an afternoon at the pool was all I could throw together. Finn loved…

Finn is Three

March 4, 2019 in Birthdays, Finn - No Comments

Three year olds are easy to please. Finn woke up to balloons above his crib and that’s about all he needed to feel special. Three things I love about Finn: 1. He is patient. He has to wait for just about everything; food, toys, attention, etc. and as long as…

Just You and Me

September 13, 2017 in Birthdays, Crew, Disneyland, Traditions - No Comments

Our boys look forward to their birthday dates with intense anticipation and Troy is so good to schedule work from home days so we can make them happen. Crew patiently waited for his promised birthday bubbles since oh, January. The bubbles were a hit with the kids standing in the…

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