Yesterday was Tylan’s 5th birthday! We do big family parties for 1st and 2nd birthday’s, but after that we choose not to do large parties. Too many gifts, too much hoopla. Growing up, we got to pick what we wanted for supper, maybe have a friend over, and we didn’t have to do chores all day long. This is a tradition we have decided to pass on to our kiddos!!!! SO, this means Tylan didn’t have to make his bed, or clear his breakfast dishes or unload the dishwasher. He had a lot of fun watching the girls do his chores, and they had a great attitude about it. 🙂
They also get to pick what birthday treat they want to make for their school friends/evening party.
He wanted Lego Cookies this year:
I found this recipe via Karenpie, and this is her photo above. It seemed simple enough, but as of 11 pm last night (on Valentines Night of all things) Dale and I finally scrapped the whole thing and switched gears. Let’s just say simple wasn’t as simple as I first thought, and icing and flooding……not my thing!
So we took the rectangle cookies and turned them into these:
That’s still fun, right?! 🙂
With the leftover dough, we made stars for the evening part of Ty’s birthday.
Note to self: mini stars are cute and fun, UNTIL its time to frost them. Holy cow, I think I frosted cookies right up until it was time to head to dinner! This platter isn’t even half of them!!!!!
Here are the pictures from the rest of our evening:
BBQ Chicken Jalapeno is one of my FAVORITES!!!!
So is the Greek Pizza!
After dinner, we headed over to Great Grandpa & Grandma’s house for Star cookies and presents:
Our birthday kids get 3 gifts from us, just like Christmas. I had fun shopping at an old fashioned toy section of a local specialty grocery store.
Sweet Great Grandma provided us with 5 candles since we didn’t have a cake to poke any in.
Thanks everyone for a great evening!
Tylan was THRILLED to have you join in his special day!
Those cookies are so cute!
Oh what fun birthday time! LOVE the special gifts Ty received. Guess maybe you won’t be making that many star cookies again very soon huh? : / All your creations were adorable – our kids always got to choose their favorite meal too. How special that great gr’pa & gr’ma got to help you celebrate. Your photos are worth a million words…thanks for sharing.
It looks like a great time was had by all. I agree about not having a big birthday party every year….Some of these parties that kids have are pretty ridiculous, (at least to my thinking and to my pocketbook) and the memories you make with family and some friends parties are oh, so precious!
I love how Tylan is making the goofy schmoochy lips in that last picture. =) You guys have some great family traditions!
OK, I want Lego cookies for my next birthday!
Looks like the perfect Birthday to me !
Thanks for sharing your photos and letting us have a peak inside your world:)
What fun birthday traditions! Looks like a great evening for everyone, not just the birthday boy 🙂