Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Journey's 3rd birthday

Yesterday was Journey's 3rd birthday, I'm still in denial!

We started the festivities with our new tradition of filling the birthday child's bedroom with balloons. Since Journey lacks depth perception and can be a little wobbly in the morning, we decided not to fill the room completely and just put about a dozen balloons in there.

She was very serious about it, but eventually started playing and throwing them around with her brother and sister

I ordered some natural food colors from this cool online store (by the way, if you use that link to make a purchase I get free stuff!), so I was able to make a purple 3 in frosting (leftover from making her cake the night before) and we stuck 3 candles in her pancakes

Crazy hair!

Some sister cuddles

Journey's birthday girl shirt, and notice the purple earrings! All she wanted for her birthday was purple cake and to get her ears pierced :)

And her lunch choice-the purple box of Annie's mac and cheese! I served it with a red cabbage coleslaw and some purple cauliflower

My parents surprised Journey with a big girl bed! She was just sleeping on a toddler mattress on the floor because for a long time she would roll off the mattress multiple times a night. She doesn't do that much anymore so we thought with the guard rails, she was ready to have a big girl bed frame

Ready for cake!

Purple cake-Journey asked me for a purple cake for her birthday all the way back in November at a friend's birthday party. I'm so glad I was able to come through with the natural dyes and natural sprinkles! Although she did end up taking a bite out of the not-naturally colored candle...

Two 3 year olds sleeping in their big girl beds!

I almost forgot to put in her birthday 'picks'! For each child's birthday, they get to pick some special snacks and foods for their special day. Usually they get to pick a juice, chips, ice cream, cereal, and of course any fruits or veggies they want to eat. Journey picked the purple box of Annie's mac and cheese for lunch, Kashi berry blossoms cereal (purple of course), Edy's Real Strawberry ice cream, which is naturally colored so she gets to eat pink ice cream and thinks it is pretty awesome. She also picked purple cauliflower and we had cranberry juice at home for a special purple dinner drink. Over all a great birthday!

1 comment:

  1. Awww, I can't believe Journey's three already! Happy Birthday Journey!