Quinn requested an m&m birthday party this year. It actually made a lot of sense, since m&m's have been a big part of our lives lately (potty training and all). We invited our neighbors over to help us celebrate and Quinn loved it.
The day got started with the traditional birthday pancakes. Is there anything better than pancakes for breakfast? Not for this little guy! We got to sing happy birthday together, with Dad on FaceTime since he was away on a trip.
Lillie went off to school and Quinn had to wait all day for Lillie and Dad to come home and his party to start. As usual, trains helped to pass the time. Chocolate ice cream for lunch also helped to keep his spirits high. How could a mom say no to a request like that on his birthday?! Not me.
Two things Quinn wanted his cake to have: m&m's and strawberries. This was interesting because he hasn't been loving strawberries lately, but his wish was my command. I used this strawberry cake recipe and a maple cream frosting (recommended by my neighbor who also loves to bake). I incorporated the m&m's by making a big Q on top, which worked out well. The icing was awesome and I will definitely use it again. Not too sweet and really easy to put on the cake. In the end, Quinn mostly just ate the candy off the cake, but he loved it so I was happy.
It was a hit with his friends too.
He got some amazing gifts and loved them all, but his big sister hit the jackpot with this Buzz Lightyear toy. Buzz talks and has a laser and his space helmet goes up and down. Quinn had an instant best friend in him. And because his birthday fell on a Friday, which also happens to be movie night, the birthday boy got to have his pick of movie. It was no big surprise that he chose Toy Story. He sat with Buzz on his lap for the entire movie, moving him around to mimic what the buzz in the movie was doing. I think his third birthday was a big success...and I can't wait to see what the next year brings us!