What a third birthday we had here!
The Boy woke up on Friday morning, December 14, and climbed into mommy's bed for a snuggle. Mommy and Daddy said, "you are three now!" and The Boy said, "NO! I am two and a half!" Throughout the morning, he would throw a little fit whenever anyone told him he was three. So I said, "okay, you can still be two and a half if that's what you want." After all, if I can be 25 he can be 2.5, right? Big Girl figured that once he got to open presents he would be more excited about turning three! Does she know a thing or two about life?
Middle Girl was having her Christmas concert at preschool, so The Boy loaded up his Cars in his Cars lunchbag and took them with him to the concert. Middle Girl's class sang "Away in a Manger" in English and Spanish.
When Daddy got home from work, The Boy opened his birthday presents. Big Girl was right, The Boy liked this part a lot and got great stuff! Then we went out to dinner and a special birthday treat at Baskin Robbins.
That night, Mommy and Daddy stayed up late getting ready for the party (including cake baking, of course).
Saturday was his party. Normally he does not enjoy a lot of people, but since these were the people he had asked for, he loved having them over! He greeted them, and told them all about how this was HIS birthday! It was a real treat for me to see him showing his personality to other people. He played basketball outside with the other kids, and played on the train table that we had moved into the kitchen.
Then it was time for Music Together class. He was so into it! He knew what was coming next and even danced around the room (he never does that during the real class). He talked his teacher's ear off, which surprised her! He got to have the red and blue "egger shakes" that he had requested all those weeks ago. He also got to play the big gathering drum and even shared it with his friends! Right before the Goodbye Song, the teacher said, "we need to sing Happy Birthday." The Boy said, "to me?" and when she said "yes," his excited smile was delightful!
For cake time, he put on his own Mater party hat and climbed up into a chair to be the center of attention some more. We lit the candles and he blew them out while we were singing "Ha-" Guess he knew what he was supposed to do with this cake business!
All in all, it was a magical day. Everything went just the way he had wanted it to, and he rewarded us with his most charming personality, on display even for people he hardly ever sees! A lot of these people had never met the "real" Boy, so I was really tickled about it all. Now that he's tasted the spotlight, he may be hooked!