Trent celebrated his 1st birthday with a puppy theme. He loves dogs! I made Westie cupcakes that everyone enjoyed. We had a casual celebration with a little party with my mom and dad at our house prior to his birthday and then on his real birthday we had a family dinner of hot dogs and lemonade from the "fire-hydrant". Trent loved all his birthday presents even if they were mostly hand-me-downs from his brothers. Even Brandon and Grant had fun seeing some of their old toys again.
I gave Grant the choice of a Spider-man birthday party or a Frozen birthday party. These were his two favorite things at the time. He chose Frozen. It was a bit tricky doing a princess movie for a boys birthday, but it turned out to be SO fun. I made a snowflake cake out of cupcakes - it was a hit.
In February a dinosaur exhibit was coming to the Salt Palace. It looked thrilling -ride on a T-Rex, look at moving dinosaurs in their natural habitat, and dig for dinosaurs, not to mention there would be bounce houses. Given Brandon's love for dinosaurs we decided to go -despite the cost. This was a mistake, it was a lot of hype for very little. However, the boys thought it was wonderful. Especially when they got to ride on a dinosaur. :) So Jared and I checked our grown up disappointments at the door (tried to) and we made the most of it. Afterwords we went to City Creek for dinner and to see the fountain show with music and fire. It was a really fun family day - all be it an expensive family day. :)