Sunday, August 26, 2012

Chloe is 3!

Chloe turned 3 just a few days after starting preschool. It was a pretty quiet birthday this year. We decided not to have a party but rather just celebrate as a family. That turned out to be a good call because my allergies have been miserable. There's no way I could have put together a party.

Chloe's celebration began with her first contact loss on the way to school. :-) Then she and her new friends enjoyed mini carrot cupcakes with cream cheese icing. I replaced half the all purpose flour with whole wheat, replaced all the oil with apple sauce and skimped on sugar. They were yummy and completely guilt free. At least that's what I told Chloe's part-time zumba instructor teacher. She must have believed me because she ate four herself. Haha!

I was miserable that afternoon so I didn't bake another cake. Instead, Dave brought home cupcakes that were really fun! We had pizza at home and sang to Chloe. She loved it!

Solana dutifully joined in on the cupcake eating. Oh the responsibility of being a big sister.

Her birthday was Thursday. We continued the celebration on Sunday with a trip to the Cincinnatti zoo.

 I'm not sure why there were hoola hoops all over the ground but Solana loves to hoola hoop. It was a welcome break for Dave to drink his beer in between all the wagon pulling.

This was pretty funny. The sloth really wanted Dave's phone.

Solana got to feed the giraffe. It was a quick experience. She got one cracker and the giraffe ate the cracker before Dave could get the camera to focus. She thought it was pretty cool.

We just missed the train and had to wait a whole 10 minutes for the next one. Daddy came to the rescue. The challenge was then finishing the cones in the 5 minutes remaining because we weren't supposed to take food on the train. Dave and I helped (because we're good parents like that) and somehow managed. :-)

1 comment:

The Hillbergs said...

Happy Birthday Chloe!! I agree with just the family birthday celebration -- sometimes trying to manage a party full of screaming toddlers is no fun at all. Kids can have a super birthday just being the special kid of the day with fun stuff with the family!