His 3rd Birthday was like, the absolute perfect day. I just knew he would end up having one of those “cranky days” that toddlers have so often, but he didn’t.
We started the day with a walk to the dollar store – we were without a vehicle at the time, so we couldn’t go too far or do too much. The walk to the store is rather lovely though.
We bought a balloon, some chips, and a toy car to use as a weight for the balloon so it wouldn’t fly away on our walk home, since he didn’t want anything to do with it being tied to his wrist. I thought this plan was brilliant, but it actually just confused him – bad. He couldn’t figure out what to do with a car that was stuck to a balloon. It was all very strange for him, but he dealt with it, and it was cute to watch.
For lunch, he had his usual – a “Wow Butter” (peanut butter substitute) sandwich and some grapes. He had that bag of chips too, a special treat for him.
Then we moved onto the cake. He helped me make it and I can honestly say, this was the most pleasant experience I’ve had with a child helping out in the kitchen. Typically, the whole “kids helping with the baking” thing goes awry and I wind up wanting to pull my hair out. It was a pretty simple task, though, so I’m sure this was just a fluke thing. ;)
All of that must have worn him out because, as you’ll see in the photos, he crashed on the floor for the better part of the afternoon. Another perfect part of this day.
We kept his party small – just our family at home for dinner, cake, and present opening. It was pretty perfect. He got shy when we sang him Happy Birthday, but then he perked right up and happily blew out those candles all by himself.
Happy Birthday to you, perfect little boy!