Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Three Years Old!

Yesterday my baby turned three!! I think it every stinkin' birthday, but oh my stars where does the time go!?!? I hear people all the time pregnant with #2 wondering how they will ever love another baby as much as the first. I know it is normal concern, but I never worried. I just knew I would love every bit of him and from day one to today I have! It doesn't hurt that he is as lovable as they come. His little snaggle tooth, his raspy Texas draw, the way he says I luv you too - even if he says it first, and everything in between, he just melts me. It is not uncommon at all for Stacey and I to look at each other after he says something or gives us a certain look and just shake our heads knowing that those little looks and that little personality are going to get him out of SO much trouble in life, it isn't even fair!! Oh Wyatt we just adore you and can't imagine our world without YOU in it!
We're having a party on Sat., so yesterday was just some old fashioned family celebrating - just happens to be one of my favorite kinds. :)

On his birthday eve we planted donut seeds. My friend Wendi does this with her boys at Christmas and I've been waiting for just the right time to introduce my boys to it. We put the "seeds" (Cheerios) on a rather pathetic little "tree" (branch in a bucket) before bed. Many seeds were also consumed in the process.
Good Morning Sunshine! (I know a lot of girls who spent A LOT of time in the early 90's trying to achieve this look. ;)
He woke up to a trail of 3's leading to the front door where wouldn't you know it donuts had grown on our tree!!! So fun.
I envisioned them gathering them up and coming in to the table all ready with birthday plates and #3's galore, but heck no, they started chowing, and I can't blame them! It was the kind of fruit you eat right off the tree!
After breakfast it was time for a few presents. Wyatt had to "read" his new book all the way through before he could move on, such restraint for a three year old.

And more trucks! He didn't quite understand that all the present were for him. He kept saying that one is yours Stace. Even after we explained that they were all for him sweet thing let his big brother open some too! Including a buzz lightyear umbrella and a bowling set.

We met Daddy at Chick-a-lay for lunch, Wyatt's pick of course. And you've gotta have ice cream at a birthday lunch!

After naps we headed to the park to try out the new dump trucks,
Then came home to make a birthday cake. This little precious requested a pink cake?? So "starberry" is what he got. It's hideous I know but he LOVED it!
We love to watch America's Funniest Home Videos (AFV to the loyal fans) as a family. Several weeks ago there was a video of a little boy getting ready to blow out the candles on his birthday cake when his Dad pushed his face down into the cake. Our Daddy teased that he was going to do that to the boys on their birthdays. Sounded great to III but Wyatt said he would pass. On the way home from the park out of nowhere Wyatt said, "Hey Mom, I not want anybody to push my face in my cake, K??" Poor little guy who knows how long he's been worrying about that one! I assured him he didn't need to worry about that one little bit.

Happy Birthday to you!
When we finished singing he said, "Lets sing happy birthday to me again!!"
Mission accomplished. We have on thoroughly celebrated, very happy three year old!
Stay tuned for the "struction" (construction) party. :)


The Junods said...

Goodness Gracious! These pictures are priceless. I feel like I was there. What a fun day. What is the deal with our Purdy/Watkins genes...I would describe Barrett the same way you did Wyatt. What a sweetheart...Wyatt melts my heart too just by what you said! And the brotherly love from him to Stace. Sweetness. Same here, again. And we also had Strawberry Cake for Bear's 3rd birthday last month. Can't wait to see pics and hear about this weekend. Wish so bad we could be there. Happy Happy Day Wyatt! We would never smash your face into the cake! Love you!

angie said...

Well that looks like the perfect day!! Wyatt is beaming in every picture. It is so hard to believe our babies are three!!!! I love the 90s hair the starberry cake and that he was so concerned for big brother not getting gifts-he dies totally melt hearts:-). I can't wait to see you Sat. for the par-Tay. Hugs and Kisses Wyatt. We LOVE you Sooooooooo much!!

Self Family said...

Wow - your baby is three. Doesn't that seem crazy?? Happy Birthday Wyatt - you are all boy and I love it..crazy hair and all. Looking forward to your party on Sat.

Team Leslie said...

What a sweet little boy you have! And great birthday ideas. I love the donut tree and cut-out '3's.

Craig and Julie said...

LOVE IT ALL!! Happy "Birfday" Wyatt!! I laughed and laughed at the 90's hair comment and you impress me so much with your creativity. (ie. donut tree) Such an inspiration. So glad you all are in my life. PS-Stacey III's freckles are adorable. Love yall!

Katy said...

Yes, Wyatt, Mommy is right, lots of us are jealous, because I for one did spend countless hours in 7th grade trying to get those bangs.

omg he looks SO OLD. what in the world?? wowzas. I love the memories I have of chubby 10 month old Wyatt rolling around and eating dog food while the big kids ran around wildly. Sweet baby boy!

Shannon said...

SWEET SWEET WYATT!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! We cannot wait to celebrate with you this weekend! Love you so much buddy!

shannonmichaelis said...

Happy Birthday, snaggled toothed grinner! Something about Wyatt missing that tooth just makes this dental hygienist's heart want to squeeze him. Can I have a birthday at your house? Love all the three's, etc. Looking forward to the bday parties photos!

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