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This Is Where It All Begins

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Friday, February 19, 2010


My little buddy turns three today! Yup, Sammy boy is three years old. We celebrated on Friday, because Ben was able to take the day off (and is skiing today in some amazing powder!)It was a GREAT day. Oh man, we sure love our little Sammy. We will still celebrate today, we will just keep it small.

It all started with doughnuts for breakfast. Go us.

Then dad came home (yippee!) and we hung out for a while. For whatever reason..when dad is home, the kids will play quietly by themselves for long periods of time. Such was the case yesterday morning, and I was in heaven. Why can't they do that when it is just me at home?

After a while it was lunch time and then time for PRESENTS!

Sam was so happy with his gifts, but I must say that I am grinning ear to ear right now with the fact that I scored major mommy points with the Imaginext Batcave. Sam AND Mary have been playing with it non-stop for almost 2 hours now. Yesterday they played with it until we had to make them stop in order to go bowling. Sam absolutely loves it! It is the coolest toy ever, and to top it off, there are a million accessories that we can begin collecting, not to mention a bunch of other castles, ships, ect. It is one of those toys that will entertain a kid for years. Birthday's and Christmases for the next few years are done. Score.

Bowling was next on the agenda. After seeing how much fun Sam had at our New Year's party with my family, we decided it would be the perfect way to celebrate his Birthday. We were not disappointed. The kids had a a great time. The music was really loud and every time Sam bowled, he would dance all the way back to his chair. Mary got into it as well. Ben can throw a spin like non other, and I did pretty well juggling the ball in my belly and the one out of my belly. We even won a door prize for having an out of state drivers license. A cute little bowling pin stuffed with candy. Rock on.

Then it was off to dinner at our favorite pink and rainbow colored Mexican restaurant. La Casita. I will never understand those colors, but the food is incredible and Ben loves speaking in Spanish to all of the workers. Sam and Mary actually eat the food there, which is a big bonus as well. Their churros are to die for...not kidding! Just ask my gallbladder. Dang, they are so good.

And of course, the day is not complete without cake. I did my best with this one. Trucks, dirt and worms. A little boy wonderland. I guess all that matters is that Sam was happy. I love to see him smile. Before placing the "dirt" in the truck, we had to give it a good truck wash. The kids thought this was great. (sorry about the bum shot, it was an accident, but I think it is still cute)

After cake we all settled down to watch a movie together. It was a great day, and we loved celebrating our little Sammy and his special day. Love you Sammy Boy...Happy Birthday!

So, in honor of Sam turning three, and to document some things about him. Here is my list of 3's for Sam.

3 favorite features of Sam.
His big blue baby eyes. His HUGE cheeks. His fat hands.

Sam's three favorite things to do.
Jump, wrestle, snuggle.

Sam's 3 favorite foods.
Fruit Snacks. Blueberries. Carnation Instant Breakfast. (when you drink as much as he does, it becomes a food group)

3 strongest personality traits.
tender hearted

3 favorite phrases.
superfast (all jumbled together)
What are we doing today?
My name is Wilbur. (in a croaky voice..talking for his little man he plays with)

3 quirks that we love.
He does not say his R's. It is so cute. "Ova thea" (over there)
He can make his forehead wrinkle in three different directions at the same time.
He can throw very fast and accurately
O.K. one more
He runs VERY fast, but his feet point out making him bowlegged. It is hilarious.
He says Belicious instead of Delicious.

3 tragedies for him this year
the death of Oreo, our beloved gerbil
getting Fifths Disease and Swine Flu
Growing out of his cowboy boots.

3 of Sam's favorites...ok, more than three
Toys that move, light up, or talk
sliding down the stairs in a pillow case
Construction machines, trucks, tractors, ect.
riding his bike outside
playing with Mary

3 milestones this year
learning to ride a bike (tricycle)
potty training
snow skiing for the first time


Stefanie said...

I love love love his baby pictures when his cheeks are super full! Happy birthday Sam!

Gina said...

he is so adorable! happy birthday to him! we got max that batcave for christmas and he still loves it! i agree, it is awesome!

Colleen said...

Hooray for a great birthday! That cake is RAD! And I think family bowling is the best. So fun! I have to say that in that picture of you at the alley I had to go back and look at it don't even look pregnant in that pic you lucky, tiny girl! Happy birthday Sam! You are such a sweetie!

Sylvia said...

Oh my goodness this makes me miss Sam so much. I love the dump truck birthday cake. That is so creative. Sure love my handsome little grandson and we are so glad he is a big part of our family!

The Seven Family said...

I know it sounds cliche-ish, but I can't believe it has been three years since he was born! Wow!!
He is adorable and I love the pictures.
Happy bday Sam!