Thursday, March 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Connor!

I can hardly believe it but by sweet baby boy turned 3 last week. He is no baby though, that's for sure! He woke up so happy and proud to be a "BIG BOY." He had been saying that for weeks now. "I'm going to be a big boy when I turn 3." Sure enough, he refused to wear a pull-up Friday. John shook his head. No way could it be that easy. I said there is only one way to find out! I put underwear on him and just put a pull-up over them for the car ride to school. Gave him a big birthday kiss and told him we would see him later. We started his birthday celebration by bringing in cupcakes to his school during their afternoon snack. It was so much fun to watch him interact with his classmates. They were so cute together! They all have nicknames for one another, they laugh together, play together and even share their snacks. And they were all super stoked to have cupcakes! :) At one point Connor told me to look at his mouth (which was covered in frosting) so I did and then naturally took a picture. Then each of the kids took turns telling me to look at their mouths. Then it was their hands. I couldn't stop smiling at such a great group of kids. After cupcakes we brought Connor and Addie home early to enjoy the rest of the afternoon together.


Shortly after getting home Grandma and Papa arrived. We had told Connor he couldn't open presents until they got there. So he was excited to say the least! He ripped through his gifts and then played for a bit. Then it was time to eat! We decided to go out to Beef O'Brady's for dinner. We had a good dinner and even ran into John's Aunt Connie and Uncle Gary! After dinner Connor indulged in one more cupcake which he thoroughly enjoyed. It was his birthday after all! ;)

We were up and at 'em early Saturday morning! Connor's birthday party was at the park at 10 am. We weren't risking him being tired this year. His party last year was at 2 pm and he hadn't napped and slept through most of it! It was a non issue this year as he and all the other kids seemed to be full of energy, running and playing all over the park. It was a great park, lots of shade and not too many people. We had muffins, fruit and cake of course. Connor loved his special Monster Truck cake we had made for him. He is still obsessed with any and all Monster trucks. Connor and his buddy Finn played with them all over the park. Connor did have a small potty incident while we were there, luckily at the end of his party, but he did have to end it with no pants. I didn't think I needed to bring an extra set of clothes for a 2 hour party! Note to self for next time :p Connor was filthy nonetheless which required a hose down when we got home. Literally. He loved every second of it.


The rest of the day was pretty chill. Connor opened all his birthday gifts after his nap which gave him plenty to do the rest of the afternoon. John and I took full advantage of Grandma and Papa staying with us and went out that evening. We had a yummy dinner at Datz and then met up with our friends, Chris and Marti, for drinks afterwards.

We said goodbye to Grandma and Papa Sunday and then just enjoyed some family time together. Connor and Daddy went to the park for a bit to test out his new remote control Monster Truck. They also practiced hitting/playing T-ball. Daddy said Connor did great and had a lot of fun. Connor was pull-up free ALL DAY Sunday and only had one accident. He has been wearing underwear ever since (except for bedtime) and has only had one other accident at school. We can't believe it. He has been telling us that when he is 3 he will be a big boy and will wear underwear, but we hardly believed it would be that easy. Well, I guess he told us! It's like he flipped a switch the day he turned 3. No complaints here!

The link to all of his birthday weekend pictures is here. Sorry there are so many but I know my family that couldn't be there will enjoy them. They'll almost feel like they were there ;)

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