Thursday, October 23, 2014

Turning Five, Turtles Style

We love celebrating our kids with our family and friends.

Logan wanted a TMNT party. I did some good old fashioned internet research to try to make his party special and see if I could get a big turtle for his party. I found Animal Tracks online and knew that it would be the perfect thing for Logan's party!

When everyone first started to arrive, we snacked on food. The kids jumped on the trampoline and we all caught up with each other. Soon enough it was time for Animal Tracks to arrive!

The kids got to see a bunch of insects and reptiles. They passed around a few, touched a few and even got to watch the turtle walk around our yard! The kids were enthralled!

Chenoa did a great job giving information on all of the friends that she brought. She answered questions from the kids and with over 50 people in attendance, it was a great 45 minute show!

Praying Mantis

Sylvia the Ball Python

Shelley the Red Footed Tortoise

Twiggy the Walking Stick Bug

Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches

Spike the Bearded Dragon

Not pictured: Skip the White's tree frog, Zeus the Kenyan Sand Boa, Sally the Tiger Salamander.

 After the fun of the animals, the kids got to do a pinata. Then we sang happy birthday and had cake/ice cream before opening gifts. Logan received a ton of TMNT stuff and he loved everything he got! We have such a great group of friends and our family is fantastic.

This girl, she takes my breath away with her beauty!

Thank you to all who came out to celebrate Logan and his special day with us. We had a great time!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

High Five!

Dearest Logan,

You are now 5 years old. A whole hand full!

You weigh in at 41.25 pounds and 43.25 inches tall. That means that in the last year, you gained 4.75 pounds and grew 2.75 inches. You have finally come off of the under 25% for weight and have reached over 50% for both height and weight. You are growing boy!

You continue to make us laugh, daily. You say the cutest and craziest things. Some things make us scratch our heads, others make us roll our eyes and some make our face turn red!

You are going to preschool 3 days a week. You love to learn and show us what you have made each day. You adore your teachers and always introduce us to your friends at school. You worried about your birthday and if I would make it in time with cupcakes so that you could celebrate with your buddies. (I did make it in time with cupcakes that everyone loved from the local Mars bakery, ha)

You love Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) and any other kind of action figure type toys. You like to build legos, play with cars and toy guns.

1. What is your favorite color? Green
2. What is your favorite toy? TMNT
3. What is your favorite fruit? Apples
4. What is your favorite TV show? Turtle's
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Cheese sticks
6. What is your favorite outfit? TMNT shirt
7. What is your favorite game? Minecraft
8. What is your favorite snack? Popcorn
9. What is your favorite animal? Elephant
10. What is your favorite song? Everything is Awesome (from the Lego movie)
11. What is your favorite book? Blue's Clues
12. Who is your best friend? Dylan and Jack
13. What is your favorite cereal? Cheerios
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play ball
15. What is your favorite drink? Orange Juice
16. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? My Blue Blankie
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Chocolate Chip Waffles
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Pizza
20. What would you wish for if you were granted any 3 wishes? A toy, would like to play ball outside everyday, go to New York City someday! and one more wish: like to meet Evan from Evantube HD!

Bonus Question: What do you want to be when you grow up?  A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

We love you to the moon and back, little man. Stop growing up so fast, please!