So, it is a little late in getting posted, since his birthday was a week and a half ago, but at least I am getting it done!
R-Man had a wonderful 3rd birthday! The day of his actual birthday he woke up to streamers at the top and bottom of the stairs, to which he exclaimed, "Is that my present?!" Haha- if only we had known that would be enough! Throughout the day we gave him his gifts from us, which included an Ironman Watch with changeable wristbands and face-plates, a set of golf clubs, and a rug for his matchbox cars with a track printed on it- all of which he loved! We topped off the day with a trip to Cold Stone for ice-cream, and all-in-all had a great day!
On Saturday of that week we had the birthday party festivities! Sadly, all but one family couldn't make it to R-Man's kids party at the park (yup- you heard me right, only 2 kids were there!). Luckily, there were lots of other kids at the park, and R-Man didn't seem to realize that they weren't there to celebrate with him, so it all worked out! Also, the two kiddos who did show up are some of his dearest friends, so he had a blast despite the turn out!
That evening we had the family party at my in-law's house (which of course included more of the people on our guestlist, so he felt double-honored!) and R-man and I actually shared the night of celebration, as my birthday was on the 29th!
He made out well in the gift department with all those grandparents (both grandparents & great-grandparents, so 7 in total!) and was so excited to receive (among other things) a scooter, chalkboard/whiteboard easel, and LOTS of "CARS" cars (oh, and the Dinico Helicopter, I should not forget!)! Mama, on the other hand, was excited about all the clothes he received (yeah- stuff that fits!)!
One of his favorite parts of the night was having "Happy Birthday" sung to him and getting to blow out his candles! He had specifically asked for cake, which I had just intended to have at the kid's party (I am not a big cake fan, so we were going to have my grandma's pies at the family party, since it was for my birthday too!), but since hardly anyone showed in the morning, we had a plethora of Wall-E decorated cupcakes to make the rounds for the adults as well!
How wonderfully optimistic 3-year-olds are! They can celebrate anywhere with anyone and it is all good by them! If only I could be a little bit more like that!