From Bean to Sprout

a first time mom's forray into parenthood

Hot, Cold, 3 Years Old! February 15, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — frombeantosprout @ 9:13 pm

Our little man Henry turned 3 years old on February 7th. He got spoiled rotten this year by having his birthday spread out over two weeks and two countries. It’s pretty much the only way we got him to get over Christmas. So let’s start with party number 1.

We had our first party in Mexico with family on my mom’s side. We had suggested since we’d all be together in one place, why not take one night to celebrate Henry. As our kids grow, our house is filling with more and more stuff, making it less and less crowd friendly. So having a party with 15 people in Mexico was great. We went to the Mexican restaurant in our resort where Henry got some great food, some sweet gifts and even sweeter chocolate cake.

My parents arranged for a little surprise in our room on the day of the party

My parents arranged for a little surprise in our room on the day of the party

translation: Happy Birthday Henry.  He enjoyed those balloons all week long

translation: Happy Birthday Henry. He enjoyed those balloons all week long

Getting spoiled by grandmaman. It was cute, he opened one of the gifts which was a Diego book and said "Diego... Very Cool!"

Getting spoiled by grandmaman. It was cute, he opened one of the gifts which was a Diego book and said “Diego… Very Cool!”

Flexing muscles with Uncle Frank and Aunt Catou

Flexing muscles with Uncle Frank and Aunt Catou

Playing with the dinosaurs he got from grandmaman and grandpapa

Playing with the dinosaurs he got from grandmaman and grandpapa

Some heartfelt dinner conversation

Some heartfelt dinner conversation

This cake is pretty delicious

This cake is pretty delicious

You'll notice Logan and Martin were not at dinner. They unfortunately were at the hospital since Logan had a serious ear infection. Steph, Niko and Victoria were great stand ins for Logan.

You’ll notice Logan and Martin were not at dinner. They unfortunately were at the hospital since Logan had a serious ear infection. Steph, Niko and Victoria were great stand ins for Logan.

Yum!!! He couldn't even finish the little cake it was so sweet.

Yum!!! He couldn’t even finish the little cake it was so sweet.

Freddy totally fell in love with Aunt Catou this week. He would only stay calm in her arms at the restaurant.

Freddy totally fell in love with Aunt Catou this week. He would only stay calm in her arms at the restaurant.

Uncle Frank reading Henry a birthday card.

Uncle Frank reading Henry a birthday card.

Aunt Pichou (yes her name is Melissa but the kids call her Pichou) and Uncle Tom got Henry a sombrero which he proudly wore all the way back to the room.

Aunt Pichou (yes her name is Melissa but the kids call her Pichou) and Uncle Tom got Henry a sombrero which he proudly wore all the way back to the room.

On Henry’s actual birthday, most of the day was just Henry, Freddy and I, so I decided to take Henry out for a celebratory birthday breakfast at Zack’s diner. We then walked over to the toy store in the same strip mall, Tag Along Toys and I let Henry choose a gift. He ended up choosing a mini motorcycle and side car that comes with a little squirrel couple. It’s pretty cute.

Playing with his little motorcycle

Playing with his little motorcycle

Overwhelmed by the amount of pancakes he got.

Overwhelmed by the amount of pancakes he got.

spreading some love to Freddy

spreading some love to Freddy

Henry got to order a chocolate milk

Henry got to order a chocolate milk

Henry got a little cupcake after dinner which he savoured very slowly

Henry got a little cupcake after dinner which he savoured very slowly

On Saturday, we threw a toboggan party for the rest of our family as well as my best friend Sandra and her kids. We had some comfort food for lunch which consisted of pigs in a blanket, mac and cheese, veggies and dip and some of our favourite fruit. We then went tobogganing at a hill down our street and came back for some hot chocolate, cake and presents. Henry loved every moment.

I made this Cookie Monster cake for Henry. It was my first time attempting to decorate a cake and I was pretty happy with the results even though I got icing all over my hands and a bit on Freddy's head also (he was clinging to my leg the entire time)

I made this Cookie Monster cake for Henry. It was my first time attempting to decorate a cake and I was pretty happy with the results even though I got icing all over my hands and a bit on Freddy’s head also (he was clinging to my leg the entire time)

Our "Loot Bags", hot chocolate travel mugs for the kids that contained chocolate bars and some hot chocolate mix

Our “Loot Bags”, hot chocolate travel mugs for the kids that contained chocolate bars and some hot chocolate mix

Freddy helping out with the decor

Freddy helping out with the decor

Since Henry loves monsters so much, I decided to have fun with the food.

Since Henry loves monsters so much, I decided to have fun with the food.

More monster food.

More monster food.

Our hot chocolate bar. With marshmallows, crushed candy canes and chocolate chips.

Our hot chocolate bar. With marshmallows, crushed candy canes and chocolate chips.

Henry, Greta and Pops heading down the hill

Henry, Greta and Pops heading down the hill

Me heading down the hill face first. I hadn't tobogganed in many many years. It was so much fun. I could of gone on and on but Freddy wasn't having much fun so I came back home with him and Juan

Me heading down the hill face first. I hadn’t tobogganed in many many years. It was so much fun. I could of gone on and on but Freddy wasn’t having much fun so I came back home with him and Juan

Freddy and Juan all bundled up

Freddy and Juan all bundled up

Devouring his cake. I'm so glad he loved it. It's pretty cute hearing him say "Can I have some more please?

Devouring his cake. I’m so glad he loved it. It’s pretty cute hearing him say “Can I have some more please?

Chris having a serious discussion on the fashion merits of foam crowns.

Chris having a serious discussion on the fashion merits of foam crowns.

 

The following day, my dad took us out to brunch at Big Rig Brewery since he couldn’t make it the day before. We were joined by my uncle Bruce and his girlfriend Nancy. This was the first time my uncle got to meet the boys which was pretty neat. Freddy did some serious flirting with Nancy but I don’t think Bruce minded all that much. The cake lasted almost an entire week as well. By Friday the 14th it was gone, and thus the birthday officially over. I have no idea what we’re going to do to top all that next year!

 

 

 

 

One Response to “Hot, Cold, 3 Years Old!”

  1. Patti Says:

    Thanks for bringing Henry by Tag Along Toys On his third Birthday I know Deb loved singing to him we always love seeing you and your family šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚


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