Every year we try to do something different for the kid’s birthdays. Some years we will have big parties, other years we will sneak away for an overnight trip to a place that they’ve always wanted to go. I let them choose (within reason of course!) and we begin planning.
Perhaps it’s because I never did anything too big or fancy for any of my birthdays growing up, but I enjoy celebrating my Children’s milestones. I do however remind them constantly how spoiled they are!
Last year Emma decided to forgo a birthday party and instead we took the family up to Mt. Hood where we visited the Mt. Hood Ski Bowl and stayed the night at the iconic Timberline Lodge. This year however, Emma wanted a party – so I began brainstorming on ideas for her to choose from.