Happy 3rd birthday to my little baby!
Three years ago (three days after my b-day and a week after his due date!) Birch was born.
And here he is – a Threenager!
The many faces of Birch
If you know him, you know he has a big range of emotions. From “beak out” (when he shyly pouts his upper lip) to sassy face to belly laughs, you never know what you’re going to get!
He looks so much like Thomas did as a little boy
People say he has my eyes, but he’s mostly dad!
Birch thinks Mazen Hangs The Moon
And these two can get into some trouble together…
Seriously, Birch listens to Mazen better than he listens to me!
He is 100% sweetness
Loves: Trucks, Blippi, all fruit, playgrounds, his “GoGo Car,” sleep (KNOCK ON WOOD), all books
Dislikes: getting out of the bath, all meat, sticky hands
Here’s some snippets of life lately
(I’ll be back with a double birthday week recap next week!)
Pumpkin + Apple Picking
We went to Chiles Orchard just outside of Cville on a sunny afternoon a few weeks ago. The boys had a great time.
And the best news is….they have been asking for apples for snack ever since! We’ll be doing many more pick-your-own experiences for this very reason : )
A bazillion bagels #breakfastoftheyear
I recently tried the lox spread from Bodos and OMG it’s soooo good. Even for breakfast!!
Overnight Oats with almond butter and strawberry
Lunch Salads + Leftover bowls
Lots and lots of delicious Blue Apron dinners!
Seared lemon caper steaks with roasted potato wedges and kale
Pesto Gnocchi with breadcrumbs and butternut squash
LOVED THIS! We enjoyed dinner outside while the kids decorated for Halloween!
Chicken, apple rice + kale
Two days, two ways
Shrimp pasta with greens and oregano breadcrumbs
We’ve been getting ready for Halloween and took Mazen to his favorite scary store – Spirit Halloween.
Mazen has loved this store since he was little
And Birch screamed bloody murder. He was TERRIFIED of the scary talking monsters and we had to leave quickly!
Pumpkins From Target
We also hit up Target, which was pretty picked over for Halloween décor, but I picked up some cute cloth pumpkins for us to bring out each year.
And we bought this guy. Target is on point with the skeletons this year!
Family Fun Times
And last but not least: I voted!
Our family enjoys Blue Apron meals also, but it seems like you have different options that aren’t on my menu each week. Do you get advanced choices through your partnership with them?
Kath Younger says
My choices are all the same as the public’s – same weeks. But I am often writing about meals that were ordered/cooked a few weeks prior, so that might be why you no longer see them on the menu?
Happy birthday, Birch! What cute photos, fun times, and precious pumpkins. Happy (early) Halloween!
Barbara Leonard says
Cannot believe Birch is 3 ..Happy birthday little guy.
Kathryn Louise says
Already ??wow ! Great to hear he dislikes eating his animal friends, paws crissed he becomes vegan. The animals need all the help we can give them <3