Wednesday, December 21, 2011

November Fif-tink

Wesley's 3rd birthday has come and gone (he calls it November fif-tink cause we are still working on the "th" sound, but it's almost too adorable to correct.)

I instagrammed my way through Wes' actual birthday sharing the fun bits of his special day, but I thought I'd share them here too.  We instituted the 4 birthday gift rhyming rules for his birthday presents this year. "Something you want, something you need, something to wear and something to read." And we added a twist spreading out the deliveries throughout the day to make the fun last longer.  It was the perfect way to celebrate our sweet and spunky 3 year old.  The day started off with us waking our sleeping babe to have him discover the balance bike we had placed in his room in the night...
Then we put on a smart little outfit to spend the morning at MOPS with friends before heading off to lunch with Daddy at Tutta Bella (one of Wes' favorite eateries) where we presented him with small Peter Pan action figures...his favorite gift of all (what we categorized as "something you want.")
We ate dinner at home and revealed the "something to wear" gift...and since Wes has an affinity for the villians in most stories we thought Darth Vader jammies were just perfect!  And per Wes' specific request we topped the night off with Menchi's frozen yogurt along with cousins Evan and Miles (and their parents too).
It was such a perfect little day, spent with family and friends...spoiling our big boy who has grown up so much in this past more crib, no more's hard to fathom all the changes that can take place in 3 short years...he is a real boy!
And then it was time for the real party...DQ style! The following Saturday we invited a few friends to join us for ice cream cake and a pool party.

Oh, and did I forget to mention that my best friend, Jane, surprised me with a was so unexpected but long overdue. We sure do love and miss her!

After lunch and ice cream cake at Dairy Queen we headed over to the Lynnwood Recreation Center which has a huge indoor pool area complete with a spray park and 2 twisty slides.  If you've never been then you need to go...immediately. Seriously, they have open swims multiple times a day, seven days a week.  It's our new favorite thing to do indoors and it's really reasonably priced (I don't get paid to advertise like this :))

It was so much fun, just looking at these photos (many taken by my sweet mother-in-law) makes me want to do it all over again...I'm sure Wes' wouldn't mind!


Jocy May said...

Wes' 3rd bday looks like it was a total BLAST! Wish I could have joined Jane in a surprise visit. Keep the blog posts coming lady- I love seeing what's going on in the Gough world :)

Rachel said...

What a fun day!! I love that little guy and his sweet three year old spirit. I think he looks a lot like you now Jenny!


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