Smith’s Dino Day!

On Monday, our little man turned six!  This year for his birthday, he wanted a dinosaur day with his buddies at the Perot Museum.  The kids were off from school for MLK Jr. Day, so Andrew took off work and we spent the day celebrating Smith.  First up, he wore his birthday hat that his teacher made him on Friday :).

Smith opened presents first thing in the morning…and of course, he got a dinosaur for dinosaur day :).

The girls ate their birthday donuts and watched him open gifts.

 Every year my kids get a birthday sign for our birthday wall…and this one was so cool!  This year’s sign for Smith glows in the dark!  How fun, right?!?!  We were super pumped to have it up all week!

Our big guy headed to the Perot Museum!

We picked up two of Smith’s favorite people for the day…Nixon and Fount and arrived at the museum.

My partner in crime :).

The girls had the best time hangin’ with the boys!

On the elevator heading up to the top floor.  We like to work our way down.

Dino Day.

Kensington and Nixon are really funny together!

Working on the dino puzzles together.

We came down for an early lunch before the cafe got too busy.  Happy campers!

My pretty girls.

Trying to get a good pic of the five of them proved challenging.  Ashby is saying “hey, you’re pushing me”.  They’re in line here to ride the earthquake simulator.

Building and designing is always one of Smith’s very favorite parts.

This girl.

Heading down.

They’re in line to race either an athlete or an animal.  These kids are so funny.  They waited in line about 10 minutes for their turn and as they waited they realized that the slowest person to run against was a girl runner…so, since they didn’t want to lose, they picked her for their race.  Forget racing a cheetah?  Or a professional football player?  They wanted to race the slowest person possible.  Funny kids!

The boys about ready to race that girl.

Even the girls wanted to race the girl!

Cuties.
We had a super fun day at the museum!  We came home and chilled for just a bit and then it was Kensington’s time to head to dance.  After we picked her up from dance, we headed to Smith’s birthday dinner.  He picked…for the second time in 48 hours…Japanese Hibachi. 

Ashby’s “reading” the menu (upside down, you’ll note) and when I asked her what she wanted for dinner, she said “a hot dog”. #toughluck

What?  It’s still my birthday?

Love this little dude!
Smith wanted me to make him chocolate cupcakes for his birthday, so I made them and we brought them to the restaurant.  Note, I left three unfrosted because sometimes some of my peeps don’t want frosting.

Everyone is singing happy birthday to my big six year old here.

It was the perfect dino day for our Smith!

And…if you want to make those cupcakes, the recipe is right here

…my Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes are pretty darn fabulous if I do say so myself!

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  • Erika Slaughter January 20, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Nixon had a great day!! Thanks so much for taking him! Any out did herself on that sign! It's awesome!!

  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} January 20, 2016 at 11:17 am

    That pic of Smith in front of your front door is so sweet! Such a handsome little 6 year old! And Ashby thoughtfully reading the menu (with her little finger on her chin) is hysterical!

  • Narci January 20, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    What a fun birthday!! So glad he had so much fun!!

  • kimm atwood January 20, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Love his sign !

  • Aubrey January 20, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    I love how the entire day — start to finish — was all about Smith! Surrounded by his family and best friends…what an awesome bday!

  • Linsley Schneider January 20, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    This looks like the ultimate boy birthday!

  • Emmy Burke January 20, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Love catching up with your family. You guys are so sweet. Happy birthday Smith!

  • Johannah January 20, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    What a fun Birthday!! And smart kid for picking Japanese Hibachi twice in 48 hours!!

  • Jenna January 20, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Those cupcakes look amazing… 🙂 I don't know any of you, but you guys seem to have a super sweet family! Happy Birthday, Smith! 🙂

  • Robyn Marrie January 20, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Just curious how far in advance you had to let your friend know what the theme was for his birthday sign. She does an amazing job!

    • Mix and Match Mama January 20, 2016 at 4:59 pm

      About a month :). She's so talented, right?!

  • Kelly January 20, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Such a fun way to celebrate your big guy! Can you tell me where the dino was from? We are doing a dino room for our big boy and that is so cute! Thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama January 20, 2016 at 4:59 pm

      Disney Store!

    • Kelly January 20, 2016 at 7:39 pm

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Megan January 20, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Looks like the perfect day!!! And those cupcakes look delicious. Hmm going on my list of things to splurge on in 40 days

  • Angela Ellingson January 20, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    What a fun day! 🙂 What a sweet boy.

  • Briana Runde January 20, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Looks like a great day… love his birthday sign!!

  • Paige January 20, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    I love the idea of the birthday signs! And smith is just so adorable!

  • Crystal Saxon January 20, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Great birthday! I have a Dino loving boy myself who turns six soon (we have actually done two Dino birthdays already). Where is Smiths dart Vader sweatshirt from? Looks super cute!

  • Crystal Saxon January 20, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Love the Dino party!! Where is Smiths darth Vader hoodie from?

  • Foxy's Domestic Side January 20, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    What a great day for Smith. That sign, AMAZING!

  • Shannon January 20, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Happy Birthday Smith!!! What a great way to spend Smith's Birthday and I see Ashby eating breakfast in this post 😉
    Have a great day!

  • Jamie {the celebrating momma} January 20, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    So much fun! We are wanting to take a mini vacation with our four year old before the new baby arrives in April. We have considered Dallas and going to the Perrot museum. It looks like a ton of fun. Also…I can't get over Kensington and her purse – adorable. 🙂

  • Lisa Longoria January 20, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    I've loved those bday signs! Are you sure your friend still doesn't want some side business? Or can you recommend an etsy shop that makes similar? Gosh they're so good!

  • Meagan Ruse January 20, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Fount had so much fun! Thanks for taking him!

  • Leigh (Balancing By Faith) January 20, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    What a fun day —- but no icing on cupcakes?? What????

  • Sara Gillmore January 20, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    I'm sure you have answered this question millions of times but what camera do you use to take your photos? Is it your iPhone or an actual camera? :]

  • Cassie {Hi Sugarplum} January 20, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Happy happy day to that darling boy!! Love the Perot…def one of Dallas's best attractions!! xo

  • Sarah Shaneyfelt January 20, 2016 at 11:46 am

    I love that he wanted to go to a museum for his birthday! So precious!!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  • Johnsons January 20, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    What a fun day and he looks so big! Could you tell us where Kensington's darling purse if from…my daughter would love one that size! Thanks!

  • Angela Pino January 20, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Kensington is killing me with that purse, she looks so grown up wearing it! And Ashby reading the menu…PRICELESS!! Happy (belated) birthday, Smith!

    Angela @ Top Knots and Curly Locks

  • Kati Matthews January 20, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    What a fun day!! And busy day… and you still managed to have a 20 minute phone conversation! 😉 Now that is friendship! Thankful for you!

  • Hannah Hardy January 20, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    What a fun birthday! We love the Perot Museum too. Loved reading about Smith and his "old man" tendencies. He's too cute!

  • dhunter925 January 20, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Amazing sign! Sounds like such a fun day! Wish I lived in Dallas to go visit Perot.

  • Beautifully Seaside // Formerly Chic Coastal Living January 20, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Happy Birthday to your handsome little guy! Looks like you all had a great time at the museum!

  • Jeanie January 21, 2016 at 12:16 am

    Looks like a wonderful birthday! Ashby looks like she's really studying that menu.

  • Fancy Ashley January 21, 2016 at 1:15 am

    What a FUN day!!! I love the unfrosted cupcakes too! That is how Teddy likes his! Hope you guys are doing well!! XOXO

  • Nancy January 21, 2016 at 4:47 am

    As I was scrolling though this post my little girl was by my side and said "hey mom, that's a cute boy!" Haha. She's 4! She told me she wants to meet him some day. Your amazing and make me want to be a better mama like you. Love your fun birthdays for your kids!

  • Jenna Sturrock January 21, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Hey Shay! I usually don't comment but I love your blog!! I came across this article and remember you mentioning you and your family were going on a Disney Cruise. Check it out!! http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Disney-Cruise-Tips-3984467.

    Happy Birthday to Smith!!

    Xox Jenna

  • Emily January 21, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Your friend KILLED it on the birthday sign! They are always awesome…but the dinosaur though and rugby stripe….