Saturday, January 23, 2010

Our Birthday Boy

I hope you're ready for pictures, because there a LOT of them today!

had a very busy past few days because yesterday, Graham celebrated his 3rd birthday! I honestly have no idea where the time has gone. My memories of arriving home with Graham are truly as vivid as if our journey just happened yesterday. This is the first year that Graham really understood that having his birthday meant that it was his special day, and he surely made the best of it! Graham's day started with breakfast in bed. Actually, it was breakfast in our bed while he got to watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on tv.

Mickey Mouse and a juice box in the 'big bed'-does it get any better than this?

We told Graham he couldn't open his gifts until Amelia woke up so Graham colored until 10!

Checking out his new matchbox car wash from Halmoni and Haraboji
"A new puzzle!" Graham was very quick to tell Amelia that the puzzle was only for 'grown-ups'. When I asked Graham if he was a grown-up he said 'yes'. Apparently, being 3 means different things to all of us!

Playing with his new cash register
We asked Graham what he wanted to have for dinner and after much deliberation, he requested Chuck E Cheese. He's been there once with his Grandma and Grandpa and it made quite the impression on him because all day he talked about the pizza and the fun he was going to have. The only downside of the evening, was that Graham woke up from his nap and was clearly showing signs of an impending cold. Once we sat down for dinner, he went down hill fast.
A little air hockey before dinner

What fun!
Amelia went down this slide at least 50 times, and each time she got to the bottom, she had a giant grin

Hanging out with Grandma and Grandpa after pizza

Graham received a pair of authentic cowboy boots from his Great Auntie JoAnn and he LOVES them. The apparently inspire some fancy dancing!

The boots...he wouldn't take them off!
This morning we had a small party for Graham. He invited 2 of his little buddies and cousin Miles, their families, and some of our family to the fire station to have a tour then come back to our house for lunch. Graham has been looking forward to this for so long, so it was really too bad that he wasn't feeling well. The poor guy hardly cracked a smile all morning!
That's Daddy Jeff inside that outfit!

Amelia did NOT appreciate her Daddy wearing a mask so she was very relieved when he took it off.

Graham modeling the fire gear. Maybe it will fit better in a few years?

Maddie and Graham trying out the seats in the back of the truck

The 'kid' table at lunch

Graham and his birthday cake. The poor guy was feeling so crummy at this point that not even a song and firetruck cake brought out a smile. :(
Despite Graham's cold, we did have a very nice time celebrating today. The morning tired Graham out which meant he took a long nap this afternoon which is just what he needed. As I type this, he's curled up on the couch with a bowl of popcorn watching 'Cars', his very first full-length movie. After all, Graham is 3 years old now, and that's practically a grown-up!
Happy Birthday Graham! We love you very, very much!


Leegirl said...

what a fun birthday!! Jon will probably be jealous of that totally cool fire truck cake lol;)

Kris Greer said...

Oh, what a big boy! And what a fun day!!!!!!

Patty Lucken said...

Looks like Graham had a fun birthday! Such cute pictures...he is grwoing up so fast!!