Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Look Who's THREE! {Lots of Pics - Sorry!}

So, Little Guy turned 3 last week. We had a small nuclear family thing on the special day. First thing in the morning, he awoke to the family's special birthday song - The Beatles' "Birthday". Then, after a special birthday breakfast of oatmeal in which he was allowed to sprinkle a crumbled-up Oreo, we made him a special birthday crown. Little Guy and I took the bus to Kroger where he got to pick out a tiny cake from the bakery and then he got to choose which frozen pizza he'd like for dinner. Well, he chose the cake, then saw the cupcakes (he's a cupcake-lover), so I ended up getting him a single one just for his special birthday cake. He picked out a yummy white special birthday pizza with mushrooms, spinach & artichokes on it! He got to pick out a special birthday Hot Wheels car (Hey - they're $1!) The cashier gave him a special birthday Cars 2 ring, then she gave him another because he said "Thank You" without any prompting. The bus driver let him honk the bus's horn as a special birthday treat. A police officer sitting in his car turned on the lights and sirens for a special birthday surprise for Little Guy as we walked past. It was very special birthday!

And now you know our stance on medical marijuana...

 (More about blue dye in an upcoming post.)

 On Friday, Little Guy received his special birthday package in the mail from Gammy. She always decorates the outside of the box with really neat stickers and writes all over it. My oldest said, "Gammy boxes are always the best! You always get a LOT of presents and you never, ever know what is going to be inside." He was right - Little Guy got a ton of new puzzles (he's up to 100-piece ones now!), lots of new Thomas the Train PJ's, paints, a card game... and more!

On Saturday, my dad stopped by with MORE special birthday gifts in the afternoon! Less than a week after Halloween, Little Guy received an entire bag of Smarties. (My dad told him they'd make him smarter and he replied with, "No, if you eat too much candy you are not smart!" LOL) All of the pics of my dad came out pretty badly, so I am not going to post them. Hubby was in charge of taking pics and his shaky hands and the small room made for a pretty bad set-up.
 On Saturday, the neighborhood kids came over for cake. It always takes me twice as long as I figure to decorate a cake. Little Guy wanted to have a special birthday Thomas the Train cake (of course) and he got one. I got rushed at the end because I ran out of time, so it didn't turn out quite as I wanted. I also pulled out a couple more presents from the stash I have been saving up since early summer...

On Sunday, we had planned a big party for everyone. You see, Hubby's son's birthday is in September, hubby's birthday is in October and so are both of his daughters' birthdays. Then, of course, there's Little Guy. And, since my oldest didn't get a proper birthday party, we included him on the receiving-end of the party. I made another cake and decorated it on Sunday morning (we're up to cake #3, now!) I wrapped presents, then we cleaned. We had another party. This time, I gave Little Guy the last of his presents. Lucky for you, we forgot all about taking pictures. Hubby's daughters took some, so we'll have those.
WAY too much sugary cake!!!
All-in-all, Little Guy had three birthday parties, three birthday cakes, five chances to open gifts, and lots of extras. When you ask him how old he is, he'll proudly tell you "I'm Number One!" Oh, well! LOL


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Congrats and many more birthdays from Mymcbooks Blog and Memorable Children Books & Gifts.

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Life goes by so fast but I am glad to see you are truly enjoying it. Happy Birthday!

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Love the pictures! It looks like he had a fantastic day!

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Its the little things that impressed me about his birthday. Getting to honk the bus horn, the police man doing the siren. That sort of stuff is so cool!
The crown looks great!!

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Your cake is impressive & I lol'ed at hubby's t shirt and your caption. Sounds like he had a great day. I love his hair, by the way. So cute!

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@Emily Reviews You know, I went back and forth about cutting his hair just so his bangs would be out of his eyes. Obviously, I didn't. I'm guessing that just another week, and it'll be able to go behind his ears. So glad I didn't cut it!

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@Bernie Yeah, he's still talking about those things - forget the cake(s) and all of the presents and visitors - the little things were the most special to him!

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@mymcbooks Thank you so much, Ella! And thank you for the wonderful birthday book - it's become part of his bedtime routine. We have to read it every night :)