Fun with friends exchanging Valentines and doing crafts.
Flying kites back at home.
I love celebrating how much I love these kids.
For Nathan’s actual birthday I had a few fun things planned. Park with friends, lunch with Daddy, etc. Instead Hannah and I woke up that morning with a stomach virus. Sorry Nathan. We spent the whole day inside. I was about 7 months pregnant, so all I could do (in between bathroom runs) was turn on the tv and set out cereal. So for your third birthday, Nathan, you watched tv and ate cereal all day. I felt bad until I actually thought about it. You probably had a great day. What kid wouldn’t like non-stop tv and cereal!?! We managed to sing Happy Birthday to you and let you blow out your candles before we all headed to the couch.
But to be fair…I made fun plans for you that Thursday when Big Sister was in school and it was just me and you (we took Nathan out of school in January just because).
We went to see the Fort Worth Symphony perform Peter Rabbit. This is one of your favorite stories so I thought you would like it. It was really entertaining. They showed illustrations from the book and a lady read/sang the story while the orchestra played.
Don’t let this picture fool you. You had a great time.
Then we met Daddy for lunch at CFA before picking up Hannah and playing at home. We let you pick out your meals for the day and you chose waffles for breakfast, nuggets for lunch and pancakes for dinner. You love waffles!!
And not just any waffles. You love your daddy’s waffles. He cooks them for you most Saturday mornings per your request and he can never turn you down. You also love helping him work. You helped him spread mulch in our flower beds one Saturday with your little tractor.
By the way, you can drive this thing like nobody’s business. Seriously, your good. You have really great hand-eye coordination. Check this video out:
Like most 2-3 year olds, your mood can change very quickly. You are so happy one minute and then all of a sudden your AWFUL! I mean. really. awful. Thank goodness you’re so cute!
You also have a really. loud. voice. It’s hilarious how loud it is. And you love to talk (especially in the car) so we are always telling you to use your inside voice. When you actually try to talk quiet, it’s this really high pitched whisper. It makes me laugh so hard.
Below is your birthday questionnaire. Some of your answers are totally random. I thought about changing your answers or suggesting what I thought your answers should be but I refrained.
1. What is your favorite color? Blue
2. What is your favorite toy? Ninja Turtle
3. What is your favorite stuffed animal? Bee pillow
4. What is your favorite thing to sleep with? My little blanket
5. What is your favorite fruit? Apples and carrots
6. What is your favorite cereal? Rice Krispy's
7. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Pancakes
8. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? PB&J
9. What is your favorite dessert? Vanilla ice-cream
10. What is your favorite animal? Horse
11. What is your favorite book? Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Sight and Curious George
12. What is your favorite song? Let it Go (Frozen)
13. What is your favorite game? Chutes and Ladders
14. What is your favorite TV show? Doc McStuffins
15. What is your favorite movie? Frozen
16. What is your favorite thing to do outside? play tag, obstacle course
17. Who is your best friend? Cousin Sam
18. What is your favorite bible story? Jerusalem
19. What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to sail on a boat
20. What’s your favorite sport? Baseball and Football
We love you so much Nathan!!
It’s no surprise that for his birthday Nathan wanted an Aggie football party. This is the first party that we haven’t had at home and it was AMAZING! I enjoy having people at my house, but to just show up somewhere, set up a few decorations, and then leave was great for us this year. Our church actually lets you use one of their rooms adjacent to the playground so they have everything you need right there. It was so nice for this pregnant mama (at that time)!
Here’s the birthday boy focusing on holding up three fingers.
This cake and these cupcakes were one of those things that seemed so easy beforehand and then came out looking very homemade…which is ok. I’m just saying. Working with icing is a lot harder than it looks…for me and Scott, anyway.
After I finished the cake (the night before the party), I let Nathan take a look and asked him if he like it. He said he changed his mind and didn’t want a football cake anymore. He had now decided less that 24 hours before the party, that he wanted a Ninja Turtle cake. Too late, son.
I love this sequence of pictures. He looks so cute and tough all at the same time.
We got the kids in a circle and played hot potato with a football. Scott was playing the Aggie War Hymn for the music. We had some Baylor and Texas fans who weren’t as excited about the game as the kids.
Then, Scott lined them all up to see who could kick it the farthest. He wore a whistle around his neck and the whole time during the party Nathan kept calling him “Coach.” It was hilarious.
Here goes Nathan…
The birthday boy blowing out his candles.
The kids loved watching him open presents. Every time he opened a new gift, you would hear shouts of ”awesome”,”cool,” and “I have one of those!” They kept crowding him out and he was almost under the table at one point. It was fun to watch!
He was so tired by the end. He wanted to take all the balloons home.
He had such a great time…Happy Birthday, sweet boy!
We took a week off in February to go skiing and got both the kids on the mountain this year. Hannah was a pro. She did a few runs on the bunny slope just as a reminder, and then informed us she was ready to go to the big mountain. She went to the top several times and skied down all the way on the greens. Nathan spent his time on the bunny slope, but did a great job. They both loved skiing with their Daddy.
We taught Hannah how to work the ipod on the way home and that was a big hit!