Zane turned three years old on December 27th and had two birthday parties to celebrate!
Zane Bell is kind of known for his boots. He wore them all summer with his shorts. Given the choice, he picks boots every time. When he was dressed like Woody for about two weeks straight back in October, it became apparent that he would be having a ‘Cowboy’ birthday party.The past two years we have had the party at our house in Little Rock and invited our families to drive up from Hampton and down from Conway. Although having a birthday two days after Christmas makes planning a party a little difficult, it also has it’s benefits. Ok, just one benefit that I can think of, and that is that we were already in Arkansas!
We had the first party in Conway on Dec 23rd. We had hot dogs, chips & dip, baked beans, and cupcakes. DeeDee & I handmade the cute cupcake toppers. Yeah, right. She found them on etsy. I found these cowboy boot ornaments on clearance the day of the party. I think I’ll start Zane his own Christmas tree in his room and use ornaments from his birthday parties. I have monkey ornaments from his first birthday and tractors from his second birthday. Trusty old Butterscotch held a sign welcoming everyone to the party. We also put up pictures of our cute little cowboy, and a pair of DeeDee’s boots from when she was a little girl.I found these cute candles at HobLob to put in his cupcake. A cowboy hat, sheriff’s badge, and cowboy boot. So, I lit the candles and we sang happy birthday. Apparently the wax had plenty of time to pool in the cowboy boot during our serenade. Result—birthday boy blows out the candles and hot wax splashes back into his face! Birthday party FAIL! Oops. Series of pics… Trail mix party favors. “Happy Trails”We couldn’t let Zane’s actual birthday go by without doing something for him, so we had another party in Hampton! My brother had to work and couldn’t stay for the party, but he made sure that Zane had an AWESOME birthday boot cake! And it didn’t taste like boot at all :) It was delicious! Is this not incredible?!Zane saw lit candles and said, “Noooo! I don’t want to!” I held him & promised he wouldn’t get hurt again.The birthday boy and some of his party guests… When it came time to blow out the candles, Zane said, “NO! I don’t want to!” I had to convince him that they wouldn’t hurt him this time!