Wednesday, October 15, 2008

the par-TAY

Apparently age 3 is the "Big Deal" birthday...the one where they know what is going on and are excited for it all...the cake, the presents, the singing. It makes me excited for Christmas. Anyway, most of my day was spent making the cake...a 2 hour job that was extended for me by all of my "helpers..."

Gavin and Ella's contribution to the cake...


















Jane read the instructions and did "quality control" on the ingredients...


















Atticus provided entertainment for the babies....


















And the very truly most helpful thing?

Nap time!



















Viola! The finished product. I found a bunch of ideas on this website. We browsed through the pictures and I let Gavin pick which one he wanted. I think it is safe to say...I am awesome!


















Explaining the cake to Rui....























"Don't smile Gavin!"


















Anne is ready for the action...


















My mom took him shopping about 3 weeks ago. She let him pick out his presents and then they came home wrapped it up together and made a sticker calendar to count down to his birthday. Lastly she put the present up on a very visible, very high shelf to aid in the birthday excitement....and boy did it work! He was so excited for his birthday! As he unwrapped it he would announce what he was opening..."This is my baby wion...this is da momma wion...and da daddy wion." He didn't forget a thing!


















How many 3 year olds does it take to open one birthday present?


















The final present? A back hoe made by daddy...just what every little boy needs!


















Happy Birthday!



(this morning Gavin came up to me and said, "Momma, I ready for my birfday again!" Yeah I'll bet you are!)

8 comments:

Pamela said...

Happy Birthday Gavin! He's so cute! Kayla's 2 year birthday was on Monday and we have yet to celebrate...waiting for the weekend. Thankfully, she won't notice until next year. The cake looks great!

Teresa & Eric said...

Wow! You are AMAZING. The cake is super cute. Eric is going to totally be jealous of Gavin's back hoe. I am super impressed and don't be suprised if I enlist your help when Taft turns 3.

Sarah Fruge said...

Awesome cake! I can't believe Kenneth made that back hoe! Very talented couple you two make.

scr said...

This is the best party post ever. I loved it! You are so very clever and gifted with words and the ability to say just the right amount in just the right way!!! Happy Birthday Gavin!

Anne-Marie said...

Love the gift!!! That is the best thing EVER!

Anne-Marie said...

Love the cake too! I like the idea of you letting him pick it that way.

Melissa said...

Gavin is so cute. I love his cheesy smile. Great cake and all I can say about the back hoe is WOW! Nice work.

Joel and Crystal said...

Meg, thanks so much for posting the video. It was soooo good to see everyone. Made me totally homesick. Love you guys! Happy Birthday little man!