Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Happy 3rd Birthday Nicholas!

Sunday was Nicholas' Birthday. Wow, what a big boy he is becoming and he isn't afraid to tell you that either. His favorite phrase is to say, "I'm a big boy. I am tall just like daddy." He then proceeds to stand on his tiptoes and say, "Seeee". It is very cute, but can't he stay small for a little longer???? I will dote on him more after he has his well visit next month.

We celebrated his birthday on Saturday at our church playground. It was the perfect day for it. The weather was gorgeous and the kids and adults seemed to enjoy themselves. We had about ten kids and just as many or more adults there. We ate pizza and cake and watched the kids run around like crazy on the playground. So much fun.

Nicholas was blessed by all the presents he received. He got some really cool things. I do have to say Thomas the Train is his favorite right now, but he certainly plays with everything else when he tears himself away from the train set. Joshua takes up the slack for him. We are blessed to have such wonderful friends here in Montgomery (and Florida) to share this special day with us. It was nice to be surrounded by such loving people and enjoy the outdoors on a Saturday afternoon. Thank you to everyone for making Nicholas' 3rd Birthday so special.
Burt and I decorated the cake all by ourselves. It took forever, but it was fun to do together. Nicholas loves Thomas the Train so we made the engine look like Thomas, kind of. And not to brag, but I made the cake and icing from scratch too. It was yummy.

I also made a sheet cake for the adults, not from scratch, although the icing is. Sorry adults. I should have had them eat the good stuff though since the kids were more interested in the candies on top and not the cake. Oh well. It was cute.
The parents having a chance to sit and relax. That's the good thing about a fenced in playground where we are the only ones on it. The kids can't go far and it is age appropriate. Yeah for that.
We had a State Trooper Helicopter fly over us and sound the siren while all the kids waved. It was too cool. Burt told Nicholas he asked them to come for his party which he was very excited about, but he wanted to actually ride in it. Maybe one day. In reality there was a storm the night before, which turned out to be classified as a tornado, that hit right next to the church and the Mayor was surveying the damage. Nicholas will never know the difference.
Trying to get a head start on the cake while waiting for their pizza.

Let's get to the presents now. I love how they all are trying to help out and get as close to the gifts as they can.
Hey, what did you get???? Joshua is too funny in this picture.

Get ready....
Get set...
Blow...thanks for helping out Barrett.

Can we just dig in to the extra cake and candies now???

Joshua stealing candy. He went down the bench and ate a little bit of cake from plates that kids left behind. Sneaky fella.
Digging in to the frosting.

Playing with his new Thomas the Train set. He chose not to nap and played with this the whole afternoon and evening. He loves it let me tell you. He talks to them, sings the songs and wants to sleep with them thinking they will be gone the next day. Oh to have such joy.
Happy Birthday Nicholas. We love you!

1 comment:

Brittny said...

The party was so much fun!!! I'm so glad we were able to come up for it. The weather was perfect and the company too! Glad he's enjoying his Thomas stuff!