Sunday, July 13, 2008

Happy 3rd Birthday Rowan!!!

Mike blew up tons of balloons and put them outside his door and hung streamers on the ceiling fans and outside his bedroom door. We heard him waking up so sat there ready with the camera to surprise him. Of course then we hear him start playing and by the time he comes out he is carrying shorts and socks to put on- something he never does! He was excited to see all the "party" stuff- Mike also made him a very cool balloon hat- he was nice enough to wear it for one picture!
I can't believe my baby boy is three!! This last year has gone by way too fast, he has changed so much since his 2nd birthday. Everyday I am amazed at how much and how well he talks- sometimes I just stare at him wondering where the time went- then yells "mom I'm talkin to you!!" and I snap out of it! I made blueberry and chocolate chip pancakes ( not in the same pancake), Rowan LOVES pancakes.

For weeks he has been asking for strawberry ice cream pie for his birthday, so Mike made a pie, we had ice cream and I made cupcakes- hey you only have a birthday once a year right? Surprisingly, he didn't eat any of the pie- I think it was too much sugar even for him!

We just had a small party with Mike's parents, my mom, and my sister, but it was nice. Rowan was very excited to open presents and grabbed the biggest one first! Of course like any 3 year old he was quite disappinted to discover it was only clothes! He quickly pushed that aside and went on to the next.

The best present of all- something I NEVER thought I would let my children have, BUT Mike got it really cheap at the Habitat for Humanity Restore. I think Mike must have really wanted one when he was a kid, because he was very excited about it.

First Look at his new......

Very own MONSTER TRUCK....

Yes my son has a Power Wheels, Mike tells me it's the original BigFoot. Rowan loves it, he's doing pretty good driving it, and Mike bought orange cones and made him a race track in our yard. We have a pretty big yard or this never would have worked, but so far he hasn't ran over anything- or anyone!

After everyone left we spent sometime hanging out in the back yard just the 4 of us, it waws such a nice day! Rowan climbed on Mike while Eli and I sat on the swing.
Rowan trying to kiss (or lick) daddy

The only way I can get a good pic of him most the time- wait until he falls down!!


Looseyfur said...

Happy Birthday Rowan! It looks like he had an awesome day.

Mommy Schiff said...

OMG, so cute! I love the Power Wheel and all the balloons =)

Happy birthday Rowan! It looks like you had an awesome day!!!

Quigs78 said...

Adorable! The four of you seem so close and are such a cute little family! :)

Happy Birthday Rowan!

Lavender Lemonade said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Rowan! Mmmm..Strawberry Ice Cream Pie sounds delicious to me too. And that Monster Truck, whoa! Totally cool.