Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Even with the Rain


On Saturday, my little guy turned 3. Sigh. I was so anxious and excited to watch Little Miss grow up and couldn't wait until the next stage, but this guy is my baby and I want him to take his time. It doesnt really work that way though, does it? Time just keeps flying by. Seriously it feels like just yesterday that we all got to meet him for the first time:

And I clearly remember his first birthday and how he kept touching his cake, but wouldnt eat it and started crying because the icing was stuck on his hands lol!!



And his second birthday was hilarious. He got a green soccer ball, which he loved and carried around all day even while he was opening other presents! Probably due to the fact that at that point in his life he realized he better hold tight to the things he likes best lest his sister deprive him of them!



For this birthday we really wanted to have a party because he is at the age where he would start wondering why his sister would be getting one in June. So we rented an inflatable bouncer and asked two families who are friends with 2 kids each the same age as ours to come over and celebrate. Let me just say here that we live in a place that has 300 days of no significant precipitation AND I went as far as to check the Farmer's Almanac before picking the date. They dropped off the bouncer at 9:30am as planned and our two bounced in their jammies for about 1/2 an hour

...and then it started to rain. So Scott turned it off as instructed by the owner. It stopped and we turned it back on and then  it REALLY started to rain.  So we waited inside for everyone. Little Man kept saying, "Friends! Where are you friends?" Our guests arrived amidst a downpour--thanks for still making it guys!! Fortunately, all these kids play really well together and we have enough toys for the entire town, so they just played for a while. The rain stopped, but it had really been coming down, so we turned the bouncer back on and Scott crawled in with some towels. I came over with a few more and he handed out SOPPING wet towels and said, "we are gonna need a lot more." Meanwhile 6 kids are outside trying to bust in. Scott got it into bouncing shape and the kids all got in and bounced a bit. And then...it started to rain AGAIN! Really, at this point it was comical. Fortunately the pizza arrived, so we had an excuse to get them out. They had pizza and cake and we were able to get them back in the bouncer. One family had to leave but then the sun came out and the remaining four bounced the afternoon away. After they left we got ours down for a nap. Even Little Miss collapsed in exhaustion. Around 5pm we decided to wake them up so they could one last quick bounce before it was picked up and we could barely drag them out of bed. All in all, even with the rain, it was a really fun day and I think he had a great third birthday.

 I love you little dude--you make my heart smile every day.

7 comments:

  1. They really do grow up too fast, don't they? My first two were so close together and with each one we were already expecting another when they were little so we are trying to enjoy and really soak in this age with Aimee. You have to appreciate every single day.

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  2. Happy birthday, sweet little guy! And happy motherhood day to mommy, who deserves her own celebration :)

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  3. Oh my, I can't believe you had to deal with rain!!! Sounds like you made it a great birthday regardless. I loved seeing all the pictures from birth to now. Such a sweet boy you have!!

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  4. What a fun time he had! And such a cutie.... they do grow up quickly.

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  5. OMGoodness!!!! What a day! Glad it turned out great despite the rain.

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  6. What fun pictures! Sorry the weather was so bad...Happy Birthday big guy!

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  7. How sad for the rain on his birthday... those bouncers are fun! Glad that they all enjoyed themselves in spite of the bad weather. He's such a sweet big 3 year old!

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