Sunday, October 25, 2009

Birthday Girl!

Our Kj turned 3 years old yesterday, and it was a great day! The theme of the day was "fish," more specifically Nemo. We enjoyed yummy crepes with Nutella, whipping cream, strawberries, and bananas for breakfast, put Malia down for her nap, and then I took Kj to get her birthday present. As we pulled into the Petsmart parking lot, I told her we were getting her a fish. Boy, was she excited! She ran into the store and would have headed straight for the fish if she had known where to go. We purchased the classic betta, a blue and red male whom she named Benny, also the name of her cousins's betta in Montana. She met Benny this summer, and wouldn't consider any other name. It's funny to be a pet owner. I am now a mom that has a fish bowl to clean. He currently lives on our kitchen table, and Kj likes to scoot his bowl close to her so she can watch and talk to him.

After an early lunch, we headed off to a small indoor playground we rented out for the birthday party. I think everyone had a good time. J made his appearance an hour later with the eagerly anticipated birthday cake, a Nemo and Dory cake. He did a great job with them, I think.

We watched Finding Nemo that evening, she had a bubble bath, and went to bed. All in all, it was a great day.


Kj with Benny watching Daddy make the cake.


Playing at the train table.


Blowing out the candles. The gummy worms were a bigger hit than the cake with the kiddos.

7 comments:

amydear said...

We'll have to come meet Benny soon. I hope he lives a long happy life. Now J is going to insist on a fish at our house. Maybe I'll relent.

Lexi said...

I really enjoyed the fish tale! Aren't the little things the best! Congratulations to Kj and to the parents of a three-year-old!

Michael Family said...

How cute! What a good idea to get a fish for her birthday. May you never have to flush him down the toilet. I love the cakes! They look great. I am sorry I'm a slacker and didn't call Kj on her b-day. Tell her that aunt moose is a loser. :)

Sarah L. said...

Sooo cute. I can't believe that she is 3! Time flies. The cake is way cute and I love the gummy worm idea. You look great and your little family is growing so fast:)

Britney said...

We had a blast at the party!! Thanks for being friends with us! We will have to come see your fish, Annie will love it!

Klearbon said...

Hi! Benny sounds like a cute little fish! The party looked like so much fun, I wish we could have made it down! Hope you guys are well!!

Lindsay said...

happy birthday! i can't believe it's been 3 years since we were all pregnant trying to finish grad school! your kiddos are cute!