Since said birthday, we've taken many a picture of various sorts to share with you, but one event at a time. I've finally made peace (with help from my sweet husband) that I just can't blog as much as I want to or about everything I want to. So, I will do what I can, when I can.
Without further ado, Parker's actual BIRTHDAY! (cue the trumpets, streamers, balloons and confetti poppers).
Parker's birthday fell on a Monday so John took the day off so we could spend the day as a family. We had big plans to take Parker to the aquarium (inside the Grapevine Mills mall) and to the Rainforest Cafe for lunch. There's also a train and a few things to ride at the mall that we knew Parker would want to do.
Well, what do you know...an ice/snow storm decided to head our way on Birthday Eve! It got pretty bad through the night and by the morning it was really icy and school was cancelled. What a bummer!
I had a little pity party (and yes shed a few tears) because the special day we planned for Parker wasn't going to happen. But, I forced myself to get over it so we could shift to Plan B (which didn't exist, but was quickly developed) so that Parker could still have a special birthday even though it would all be spent indoors and not doing all of the activities we planned.
John went ahead and worked but enjoyed the birthday fun as well. Parker and I declared it a pajama day since we would be staying indoors all day.
What better way to start the day that with pancakes?
Then it was time for silliness and playtime. Parker's absolute favorite thing to play with right now is his states magnets and puzzles - who knew? About two months ago he started showing an interest in the United States map and now knows all 50 states and where they are - amazing! This is nothing we forced him to do...he just starting asking questions and wanted to play with it constantly. Our little geography buff!
A few more cards and gifts before dinner...
We still can't believe our little 7 pound baby boy is three years old. We are anxious to see what this year will hold for him.
Until we meet again...