I can’t believe it, but our little Chloe Michelle belle aka Coco bean aka Cocomo aka pumpkin princess turned SEVEN today. SEVEN, you guys!
Keith, Jeffrey bean and I sang to her when she got up this morning and I made her favorite breakfast, square pancakes with turkey sausage. She had hers sans maple syrup. It was pizza day at school, so of course I let her have it, being her birthday and all. (The 8th graders sell pizza from a local pizza place every Wednesday to raise money for their 8th grade trip.)
On our way to school we stopped and got 6 lbs of clementine cuties to share with Chloe’s 1st grade class. Each teacher at our school handles birthdays differently, and Chloe’s teacher keeps things sweet and simple. The birthday child brings fruit to share with the class as a special treat and the whole class puts together a birthday book with drawings from each classmate. The kids get to interview the birthday child and their answers go up on the board.
We had leftover clementines which we shared with the aftercare kids when school ended. (I am the first grade aftercare teacher at our school.)
Keith picked us all up from school when Jeffrey got out and the four of us went to Barnes & Noble, the kids’ favorite store, where Chloe got to use her gift card from grandma and grandpa. She got a new backpack and an Inside Out book with audio cd. She also got a free sugar cookie, which was a fun surprise. When we got home, Chloe got to Facetime with her other grandma in Virginia, and then we conducted her birthday interview on the front porch as the sun was setting. Here is her birthday interview for age 7.
If you would like to start this tradition yourself, I have a free printable of the 20 questions I use each year which you can find here. 🙂 Thanks for popping in and sharing Chloe’s 7th birthday with us!
Every year since they were three, I have interviewed Jeffrey and Chloe with the same twenty questions on their birthdays. It has been so much fun to see how their answers have changed over the years (or in some cases have stayed exactly the same!) This year I dropped the ball on Jeffrey bean’s eighth birthday interview. It was busy! There was a Disney trip, spring break, life, <insert other excuses here>. #momfail BUT, we went ahead and did his interview today, since today marks his half birthday. This is what he had to say. 🙂
This has been such a great tradition for us. (Those sleepless nights nursing my babies with my tablet in hand paid off. Thanks a ton, interwebs, and especially Pinterest!)
If you would like to adopt this tradition for your littles, you can use this list of questions, or get creative and use your own. The key is to ask the same questions each year. 🙂
This is what I ask them:
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite toy?
What is your favorite fruit?
What is your favorite tv show?
What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?
What is your favorite outfit?
What is your favorite game?
What is your favorite snack?
What is your favorite animal?
What is your favorite song?
What is your favorite book?
Who is your best friend?
What is your favorite cereal?
What is your favorite thing to do outside?
What is your favorite drink?
What is your favorite holiday?
What do you like to take to bed with you at night?
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
What do you want for dinner on your birthday?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
For a printable version, right click and save this list, then print as a full page photo:
Feel free to “pin” or print this. I hope your family enjoys this tradition as much as we have. I’m definitely going to keep it alive as long as I can. Thanks for reading! 🙂 Until next time…