D’s 3rd Birthday Interview

Happy birthday to Big Brother D!  He is three today!  I interviewed him for his first birthday interview and here are his responses:

1.  How old are you?  "3"

2.  What is your favorite color?  "blue"

3.  What is your favorite food?  "hamburgers"

4.  What is your favorite thing to drink?  "juice"

5.  What is your favorite toy?  "train"

6.  Who are your favorite friends?  "my brothers and cousins"

7.  What do you like to do?  "cook with my mommy"

8.  What do you want to be when you grow up?  "soldier"

9.  What color is your hair?  "black"

10.  What color are your eyes?  "blue"

11.  What is your favorite sport?  "football"

12.  What is your favorite song?  "Jesus Loves Me"

13.  What do you like to do with Daddy?  "to make him hamburgers"

14.  What do you like to do with Mommy?  "make food"

15.  What do you like to do with your big brother?  "play with my brand new toys"

16.  What do you like to do with your little brother?  "I like to touch him when he sleeps"

17.  What is your favorite restaurant?  "the regular Chick-Fil-A"

18.  What is easy for you to do?  "make Mommy some food"

19.  What is hard for you to do?  "ride my bike"

20.  What is your favorite thing to do at school?  "getting a life saver"

21.  What is your favorite thing about church?  "when we go home"

22.  What is your favorite thing to wear?  "my pjs"

23.  What is your favorite show?  "the Christmas Blue's Clues"

24.   What is your favorite book?  "the owl one"

25.  What has been your favorite place to visit?  "Grammy & Grampy's house"

26.  What is your favorite thing that you did when you were 2?  "play toys"

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What a Weekend – Birthday Party Fun!

We celebrated the boys' birthdays this weekend with lots of family and fun stuff to do!  The Captain turned 5 last week D will turn 3 in December, so a double birthday party is always easier on everyone, it seems.  Especially since D's bday is so close to Christmas.  He doesn't mind one bit though….lots of fun, attention, presents, and cake!

The day started off with a baby shower for Baby #3 with a few lovely ladies from church.  It was a fun time with los of delicious food!  Then we went to the Captain's soccer game at noon, and last but not least, their big birthday party!  The boys decided on their own theme…."Wild Kratts" for the Captain and "Go, Diego, Go!" for D.  I found a great Wild Kratts birthday package on eBay, complete with games and creature power vests.  Both of the boys love "Wild Kratts," so they were thrilled!

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What a super fun day!

Now the next event is Baby #3!  Stay tuned!

 

The Captain’s Birthday Interview – Age 5

Happy 5th birthday to our sweet Captain Fussybuckets!  We just had his birthday interview and here are his responses:

1.  How old are you?  "5"

2.  What is your favorite color?  "green"

3.  What is your favorite food?  "spaghetti"

4.  What is your favorite thing to drink?  "Dr. Pepper"  (which he has had DP VERY rarely!)

5.  What is your favorite toy?  "my creature power disks" (from his "Wild Kratts" costume)

6.  Who are your favorite friends?  "all of my cousins and Daddy and my brother and the new baby"

7.  What do you like to do?  "play with Daddy"

8.  What do you want to be when you grow up?  "take Martin Kratt's place"

9.  What color is your hair?  "red"

10.  What color are your eyes?  "blue"

11.  What is your favorite sport?  "tennis"

12.  What is your favorite song?  "Wild, Wild, Wild Kratts"

13.  What do you like to do with Daddy?  "play football"

14.  What do you like to do with Mommy?  "snuggle"

15.  What do you like to do with your brother?  "play games"

16.  What is your favorite restaurant?  "IHOP"

17.  What is easy for you to do?  "riding my bike"

18.  What is hard for you to do?  "riding my brand new bike"

19.  What is your favorite thing to do at school?  "spend time with my friends"

20.  What is your favorite thing about church?  "when I go to class"

21.  What is your favorite thing to wear?  "my creature power suit"

22.  What is your favorite show?  "Wild Kratts"

23.   What is your favorite book?  "the egg book that is in my room"

24.  What has been your favorite place to visit?  "the aquarium"

25.  What is your favorite thing that you did when you were 4?  "had my last birthday party"

Here is the Captain last night, on Halloween.  He went as…of course…Chris Kratt from the "Wild Kratts!"

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Happy Birthday to Life With Captain Fussybuckets!

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Wordless Wednesday: Silent Night – David Archuleta

I’m totally cheating on the “Wordless Wednesday” post for today.  There are tons of words and it’s not even a picture, BUT, we LOVE this song by David Archuleta, performed with the Mormon Tabernacle Orchestra!  It’s simply beautiful!

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Happy Birthday, Baby D!

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Happy 2nd birthday to our joyful little Baby D!

The Boys’ Double Birthday featuring Birthday Express!

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The Captain's birthday is in November and Baby D's birthday is close to Christmas, so this year, we decided to have a double birthday in between their birthdays.  Luckily, they both like dinosaurs so picking out a theme was easy.  I logged on to Birthday Express and quickly found a lot of cute party supplies.  There was a ferocious dinosaur themed party package and a cute dinosaur package.   I showed the Little Dino Party Pack for 8 to Captain Fussybuckets and Baby D and they both loved it!  It quickly came in the mail and I was impressed with the quality of the items.  The pack included eight invitations, dinner plates, cups, forks, spoons, activity placemats, sixteen napkins, a tablecover, and eighteen balloons in three colors.  It was the perfect amount for our small family birthday party for the boys!  Check out the pictures from the boys' birthday party!

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Veggies!

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We had Ranch dip, green chile salsa, and cranberry salsa, pineapples, and chips, too:

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These dinosaur placemats are cute and have fun games on the back:

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Daddy set up the cup display:

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Cupcakes with dinosaur manipulatives on the top!  (thanks, Mom!)

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The balloons were a HIT!

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Sweet cousins: (we missed two of them, though!!)

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piñata!!!

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Time for presents!

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Last but not least, Pin the Tail on the Dinosaur!!

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Check out Birthday Express the next time you need party supplies!  Connect with them on Twitter and Facebook, too!

Captain Fussybuckets’ Birthday Interview

I saw this idea on a blog once and so we gave it a shot!  It turned out really fun!  Check out Captain Fussybuckets' birthday interview:

1.  How old are you?  "3….I mean 4!"

2.  What is your favorite color?  "green"

3.  What is your favorite food?  "lasagna"

4.  What is your favorite thing to drink?  "Dr. Pepper and water"  (I should point out that he has had DP VERY rarely!)

5.  What is your favorite toy?  "a huge dump truck….I mean a trumpet"

6.  Who are your favorite friends?  "my cousins and my friends from school and my friends from church"

7.  What do you like to do?  "play with my brother"

8.  What do you want to be when you grow up?  "a youth minister"  (haha!  Like Daddy!)

9.  What color is your hair?  "red"

10.  What color are your eyes?  "green"  (except they're really blue!)

11.  What is your favorite sport?  "soccer"

12.  What is your favorite song?  "Behold He Comes" ("Days of Elijah")

13.  What do you like to do with Daddy?  "play band"

14.  What do you like to do with Mommy?  "make crafts"

15.  What do you like to do with your brother?  "play dance"

16.  What is your favorite restaurant?  "Chick-Fil-A because there's a playground"

17.  What is easy for you to do?  "ride the gator"

18.  What is hard for you to do?  "play the real trumpet"

19.  What is your favorite thing to do at school?  "have snack"

20.  What is your favorite thing about church?  "when we play with Noah's ark"

21.  What is your favorite thing to wear?  "My favorite shirt is the Texas Rangers shirt."

22.  What is your favorite show?  "Peppa Pig"

23.   What is your favorite book?  "Are You My Mommy?"

24.  What has been your favorite place to visit?  "To Oklahoma"

25.  What is your favorite thing that you did when you were 3?  "When my birthday came."

 

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Happy Birthday, Captain Fussybuckets!

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The Mommy Mindset: Baby’s First Birthday

A few blogging friends of mine and I were chatting about Baby's First Birthday.  What did you do/are you doing for your baby's first?  Is it a big gathering for everyone you know, or something low key?  Here's what was said:

Ashleigh: My son is having his first birthday party this month and it is Yo Gabba Gabba theme with a pinata, lots of decorations and grab bags for the other kids. However on his birthday we are going to the Museum of Play with a few of our friends and their children so all the kids can have a blast!

Sarah: Ours was a family day. It was kind of disappointing that neither of our parents made the effort to come to our daughter's first birthday. Understandably we lived several states away from them but still, I would have thought they would want to be there.

Emily: Is it weird that we had a mid-day cocktail party? My mom baked and decorated a baseball cake & cupcakes, and I hung baseball themed decorations, and there were presents, too. But really, I wanted the first birthday to celebrate all that The Texan and I had accomplished together during the first year of The Boy's life. We invited family and friends and grilled in our backyard while everyone enjoyed homemade watermelon margaritas. {And they were delicious, too!}

Gena: Both of my boys had an extended family birthday that was simple and fun. A few gifts, food, and a cupcake smash and it was a great time!

Darcy: I threw a Halloween birthday party with awesome decorations and themed food that I made. We invited friends and family. Invites were sent out well in advance but I was very disappointed in some of the family that didn't attend (aunts/uncles of Rissa). I mean it was her first bday and some of their excuses were meh in my opinion. She might not remember but I do! One thing though was I hadn't allowed her to have cake until then, but she barely touched it. I was hoping for a fun mess.

Kathleen: We just invited family and did a very laid back party. Ice cream cake, presents. We didn't do decorations or goodie bags this time. He won't remember it anyways.

Leila: We had everyone (family and family friends) over for a dinner plus gift opening and cake. I made the cake, but we purchased a smaller cake just for them to dive into. Because it was their first birthday and they didn't have "friends" (and won't remember it) we just made it special for them. We do this every year (minus the individual cake thing) until they reach school aged where they finally make friends.

Mary: I am a strong beliver that the first party is way more for the adults in the babies lives then the baby. We were celebrating all of our accomplishments (like making it through the first year) with the people who care and geared the party to that as well as the food, the drinks, the invites, etc. (btw… Emily love the cocktail party!) Anyone who says that the party is for baby makes me laugh and as Leila pointed out – they don't have friends :) I sort of feel that way about the second and third birthdays as well, but at least they are more aware that the party is for them.

Ghada: not weird at all that you did cocktails. It is nice to create memories, but at the end of the day the child is not likely to remember except through pictures/videos, however you capture the day. We did a very small get together with a cake, one set of grandparents and a few friends. As he's getting older, we are doing more – giving him more of what he wants.

Lena: I went all low key – just a trip to the restaurant with family. But I did 1 year old photo shoot. Lots of pretty pictures. Who knows, they might love or hate me for this 15 years from now

Valerie: My first child I went all out but the second got a very laid back day which wasn't even a party really.

Thank you for joining the conversation Ashleigh of Living Off Love and Coffee, Sarah of East 9th Street, Emily of Nap Time is My Time, Gena of Life With Captain Fussybuckets, Darcy of Tales From the Nursery, Kathleen of Callista's Ramblings, Leila of Life as Leels, Mary of iNeed a Playdate , Ghada, Mama goes BAM, Lena of Way2Goodlife, and Valerie of Valerie's Reviews