My little Coconut is 8 years old today! Here is her annual 20 question birthday interview, taken this morning before school.
A lot has changed since the last time I wrote a blog post here, which is why our home looks very different, and life also looks very different. I will share about all of that another time, though.
I just can’t believe my Coco is 8 now! She’s at school right now, and I sent her there with 2 dozen mini cupcakes for her class to celebrate her special day with her. We’ll be having cheese pizza for dinner, since that was her special birthday request.
She had a small birthday gathering/sleepover at our new apartment a couple weekends ago, so that her two neighbor friends who are moving far away could attend. It was Minecraft themed, because that’s what she’s into these days. We ordered pizza and I baked chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream frosting. Here are a couple of pics from that day:
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!