Thursday, May 7, 2009


Alex turned 3 on the 5th of May. Yes he is my Cinco day Mayo baby. We had other things going on so we celebrated on the 6th. Actually we started celebrating the 5th and it is still a party over here. LOL

He is learning the best techniques to opening birthday presents. I think he has it mastered!

Notice there is still 1 candle lit. He hasn't figured out that making the "f" sound doesn't blow out candles. I was trying to teach him to make an "o" shape and blow. Needless to say we had A LOT of spit hit the cake. We all got a good laugh!

The kids jumped on the trampoline before we went in and opened presents and had cake.

This is as creative as I got this year. I did not make the cake this year. I am a slacker I know. But it was so easy to buy this delicious chocolate cake and then decorate it with sprinkles and cars. Alex LOVED it. . . . and that is all that matters!
This year we got Alex a sandbox with sand toys. He helped dad put the sand in (1 bag and then he was playing in it) and then he was there until everyone else showed up. The party was last night and this morning the first thing he wanted to do was play in the sand. It has been almost 2 hours and he is still playing. It is the best investment yet.
So people that came to see Alex were. . . Grandpa and Grandma Peterson. They came earlier and gave him a present. 3 cookies for his 3 years and a cool t-shirt. He is wearing his new shirt at the party. Grandma helped me with Kayla while I got things ready for the party. Thanks grandma for all the help and the advice. . .even if I didn't use your advice it was fun to talk to you. (you know me. . . I am determined to do it my way, although I did do the cake a little different then I thought I would) HA HA HA!!!! Thanks a million!
Nate and Darlene came with their two boys and Dean and Christy came with their 2 girls. Dan came with his daughter Alayna. Dan's wife Christy had to work. Alex is always asking to play with Jackson or Olivia! He asks for Max on occassion and even Ava who is younger then Kayla. Thank you so much for the gifts everyone.
So overall it was a great day. Christy gave us a DVD of Alex when he was 1 day old. I haven't seen it since we filmed it. We used their video camera before we got our own. It was amazing to watch that first day. We have footage of us driving to the hospital with my mom, and the of Stacey in the hospital room. Then a little bit of his first few weeks. It is amazing that he is 3 years old now. Where has the time gone.
Alex. . . we love you so much and we are grateful you are a part of our family! You are a perfect fit for us. You are the best little boy in the whole world and we wouldn't survive without you. You have a fun loving spirit, and a personality that draws everyone to you. Thanks you for being you. Happy birthday big guy!


Liz said...

Happy Birthday Alex!!! :D We're so glad to see the pics! Can't believe how old he is already!!! :D

The Neads said...

where is the sandbox?? I want pictures.. PLEASE!!! :)

Kaspermania said...

So fun. We enjoyed the blogged pictures. The chocolate cake looked great! Was it really that good?
And what Rebecca said? Where is this fancy sandbox you were talking about????

Woolstenhulme-4-ever said...

Happy Birthday Alex. It soundslike you had a fun party! That is awesome..

Stacey said...

THis totally warms my heart & brings tears to my eyes! He is SOOO loved! It is amazing how much we can love one little boy! :)
I love you to the end or the world & back!