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Three years old!

Reminiscing as my son turns 3 years old.


Three years old. About 40 inches tall! And just over 37 pounds. At birth, he was 19 inches long, and just under 6 pounds.

  • Three favorite snacks: cheese, dried cranberries, yogurt
  • Three favorite meals: mac and cheese; chicken nuggets; quesadillas
  • Three favorite books: Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat; Curious George and the Puppies; Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? 
  • Three favorite TV shows: Thomas the Tank Engine; Sesame Street; Berenstain Bears
  • Three favorite toys: Thomas the Tank Engine Take and Play sets; Melissa and Doug jigsaw puzzles; Matchbox cars
  •  Three accomplishments: Just about potty trained!; Can count to 10 in Spanish; Can complete a 20-piece jigsaw puzzle by himself

We celebrated his birthday with a Sesame Street-themed friends-and-family party.


The Elmo cake is Annie's Eats Spiced Pumpkin Layer cake, frosted and filled with Sweetapolita's Swiss meringue buttercream. The Cookie Monster cake is Confections of a Foodie Bride's Vanilla Bean cake, frosted and filled with Cooks' Illustrated Easy Vanilla Buttercream, as seen on The Way the Cookie Crumbles.

I made the character faces by printing out line drawings on cardstock and cutting them out. Then I rolled out fondant (red for Elmo's face; blue for Cookie's face; white for the eyes, black for the pupils and mouths, and orange for Elmo's nose), and traced around the cardstock with a paring knife. Super easy, and Liam loved it.


We also had a little "Cookie Monster Buffet" with five different kinds of cookies:

I also made Oscar's Trashcan Dirt Pudding cups (chocolate pudding topped with chocolate graham cracker crumbs) that were a huge hit with kids and adults alike!

He received lots of fun gifts, and was still talking about his birthday party days later! Thanks to all our family and friends who celebrated with us!

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Tuesday 25th of November 2014

Happy birthday little man!! Please don't tell H about your party, his birthday is Sunday, and I haven't done squat for it!

Carol at Wild Goose Tea

Friday 21st of November 2014

Happy Birthday a MOST adorable child. What fab cakes. It's a delightful age. They are such a hoot.

Eva @ Eva Bakes

Friday 21st of November 2014

Happy birthday to your adorable son! You did a fantastic job with the cakes, and the cookies sound amazing! Way to go, mama!

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