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Fun Filled Birthday Weekend

Valentino and Caspian recently had a fun filled birthday weekend. It was three days in a row of non stop celebrating. By the end of the weekend I couldn’t feel my feet!

Valentino had recently turned 3, and Caspian will turn 2 very soon. They are both December babies, so we always celebrate their birthdays together. This year we threw them a party at an indoor playground, and they absolutely loved it.

We started out the weekend celebrating Valentino’s birthday at home by getting his favorite dinner to go and eating cake. In addition to celebrating their birthdays together, they each also have a small family only celebration on the actual date of their birth. They both also have a small celebration at school as well.

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So Valentino is still kind of scared of balloons, but he’s getting better at it. He definitely thinks they are alive, but he does enjoy looking at them (just not touching :) Caspian will gladly grab them and tear them apart.

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Throughout the weekend Valentino would say “BIRFDAY!” over and over again, and then he would (attempt) to sing the birthday song, and then would constantly clap for himself. Caspian then copies everything that Valentino says and does, and it’s just the cutest thing when they both try to sing happy birthday together and then clap their hands together and say yaaaay!!!! We call Caspian a parrot because he repeats everything he hears!

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The day after our little celebration for Valentino, we were invited to Valentino and Caspian’s classmates birthday party. They had a Winter Wonderland theme. I LOVE that birthday theme. Valentino’s first birthday was also a winter wonderland theme! They had a fake snow play area for the kids that Valentino loved. He was making snowballs and snow angels and had completely covered himself from head to toe with fake snow. Caspian thought it was scary and refused to play in it. He’s so funny.

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Then the following day we celebrated the kids’s joint birthday party! All of their school friends came and they had such a fun time running around the playground. We were nuts and booked the place for four hours to accommodate everyone’s nap schedules. By the end of the four hours Valentino’s face was bright red from all that running around, and Caspian was so tired he had passed out.

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I had so much fun putting together the goody bags…..How cute are these guys?

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I am glad the kids enjoyed their birthday weekend. We still have one more small family birthday celebration yet to come for Caspian. Watching them run around and laugh and play with their friends literally melts my heart. I love them so much and wish they could always be this happy in life.

I cannot believe another year has passed and my babies are no longer babies :( Every day they are learning something new. They both just blow my mind with the progress they have made in such a short span of time.

Our next challenge is potty training Valentino before baby #3 arrives…..and having baby #3 arrive.

Wish me luck for both!

About: Leila Rahmanian and Salar Rahmanian

Leila Rahmanian is married to Salar Rahmanian. They live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have three wonderful kids, two boys named Valentino Rahmanian and Caspian Rahmanian and a beautiful daughter named Persephone Rahmanian.