{4Js} J3 Turns 5

kandihamble.com-Jacob5Bday-1Decorations by brothers, pizza and cupcakes by dad, games by mom. This family KNOWS how to party! J3 is called a little monkey because he’s always been a climber, so that was the theme. J1 made a monkey with a banana to sit at the table.kandihamble.com-Jacob5Bday-2Some pre-school friends came and played downstairs while dad got the pizza and cupcakes. After lunch was gift opening and then cupcakes! I love how involved the whole family is in celebrating the birthday person! J1 and J2 helped mom put in the candles and birthday banner, AND they did the decorating!kandihamble.com-Jacob5Bday-3The day was perfect to go outside to the waiting piñata filled with candy. All of the kids got a few chances to whack it before it fell off the rope and was finished off by dad. Then the candy rush began!kandihamble.com-Jacob5Bday-4What is YOUR favorite birthday tradition – one growing up or a current one?


How Time Flies

J3 is … three. How did that happen? It seems like this precocious bundle of laughs and lover of ice cream was just one. But I suppose things like this happen when a whole state separates us.

We had a day of joy, laughter, balloons, play dough, and ice cream to celebrate Jacob.

32Jacob LOVES ice cream. Near the end of eating the cake, he found the ice cream container left unattended…and finished it off! Good thing there wasn’t much left…cake5