my sister designed mikey's birthday invitation. it was awesome. we said, "whoa!"
sunday night was family night with garrett's family. we celebrated mikey's birthday then.
mckay and sindi gave mikey this jake and the neverland pirates treasure chest complete with a sword. he now insists on wearing pants with belt loops.
tuesday nana took mikey to build a bear, as she does with the grandkids on their 3rd birthday. what a special tradition!
mikey was a little overwhelmed at everything in the store. he fixated on ivor's backpack... until he woke up from his nap and then he fully appreciated ivor. [ivor is the baby's name on henry hugglemonster... one of mikey's new favorite shows. also, where we got any form of hugglemonster nicknames for henry!]
mikey started preschool last week - before he was even 3! - and this is his teacher giving him a lil' present and singing happy birthday to him.
grandpa was able to go read a book to the kids on mikey's birthday, too. what a special treat for me, him and mikey.
we had mikey's wall*e birthday party last night. grandparents and a few aunts and cousins came. it was fun.
mikey got a few REALLY cool airplanes! he is in hog's heaven!!!
cars cookie cutters!!! like we need another excuse to have more treats. as i'm typing this, garrett is making the dough! mikey is running around with a balloon in hand squealing in excitement about making cars cookies.
this airplane came from auntie tiff and crew - its amazing. mikey built the airplane and can take it apart and build it again to his little boy's heart's content. it is seriously awesome! thanks, auntie tiff!
we made cupcakes [complete with green plants a la my amazing & talented mother] in a cup. courtesy of buy-n-large.
the big boy blowing out his candle. you can also see a fairly decent shot of his wall*e t-shirt that we made. this will be a part of our family themed hallloween costumes, too. more on that later.
auntie heidi gave mikey some water color and finger paints. with special papers. when he opened it last night, i said, "we'll do that tomorrow!" and this morning when we woke up, he had an agenda. we got down to business painting. we might be painting every day for the next while - maybe until we run out of paper or paint. another awesome present.
we didn't even give mikey his big present yet. cause we forgot until everyone was leaving and it was way past his bedtime. its a bike. and since we didn't want to torture the poor kid, we're waiting until tonight when garrett is done with work to give it to him. when they can go outside and play with it for a while.
i love being his mom. he's a special kid. i am in awe at how fast he's growing up, too.