Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Busy December

December is always a busy month for everyone, but it is especially busy for us and an expensive month for our family. Here is our line up for December:

December 9th - my birthday

December 16 - our anniversary

December 19 - my grandmother's birthday

December 25 - Connor's birthday AND Christmas

December 29 - my nephew Sawyer's birthday

December 31 - New Years!

whew! I'm tired just writing all that. It is an exciting month, but we have to plan accordingly through out the year so that we can enjoy the expense of the month too.

One of the biggest of which we plan for is Connor's birthday and since his birthday is on Christmas we have to really plan ahead of time for his birthday party. His first year of life we did it the day after Christmas because all our family was in town. Wasn't the best day to do it because people are still with family for the holidays. His second year we did a joint birthday with his BFF (whose birthday is during Thanksgiving time) and we did it in mid November which was too early after all said and done. This year we decided to do it the first weekend in December (right before all the company Christmas parties and all our adult festivities begin) and it was perfect. I think in the future this will be the weekend we usually do it on and then when he is older we will let him decide when he wants to celebrate because of the luxury of sharing his birthday with Jesus.

Anywho this year we celebrated Connor's 3rd birthday at Bouncin' Bears (inflatable place) and it was a blast. The place did everything for me and I really did not have to do a thing but enjoy my time which is of course what I did.

Happy Birthday Connor (his BFF Ayden wanted to join in too)

Connor blowing out his candles

I am definitely also blessed with the best husband ever. I love that my husband loves to unwind and have fun with our children. He of course enjoyed the inflatables just as much as Connor and Connor enjoyed that his daddy could come in a play with him. Nick was for sure pooped by the end of the day. The kids bounced for about an hour - hour 15 min. and then it was cake time. They had a party room set up for us in the Cars 2 theme (one of Connor's favorites right now). Marble Slab Creamery delivered an icecream cake to the place that was decorated in the theme and then there were a few snacks and drinks.

We opted out of opening all of Connor's presents at the place because

A. I knew he would not be that interested in opening his gifts because all he wants to do is bounce and not sit still

B. If you have ever opened presents with 20 little kids around all wanting to open the presents and actually open the merchandise - it is NOT fun and CRAZY!

C. More to clean up and carry out to car unorganized.

Uncle John helping Connor get his new favorite toy out - BUZZ LIGHTYEAR

So there ya have it - after cake was over the kids bounced more and then people left when needed. Needless to say he had a blast and this is one of his favorite places to come play at. Once all his guest left we went back to our house for pizza and open presents with family. We are so blessed with such wonderful friends!


Caden and his friend Hannah
Caden and his friend Garrett

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