I made a little invite for Sprout's friend and for the grandparents for movie night.
We made a birthday chain counting down the days. Sprout made sure to rip off a chain first thing every morning.
On his birthday morning he got chocolate chip pancakes colored orange (per his request) for breakfast:
We're part of the Barnes & Noble Kids' Club, so we went and got his free cupcake and explored the books and toys for awhile. (Apparently the Barnes & Noble cafe here is only for senior citizens that like to shoot dirty looks - perhaps we were interrupting a secret club meeting?)
After this we picked up a giant number 3 balloon that Sprout quickly developed a love/hate relationship with. He thought it was awesome so long as it was always tied up somewhere away from him. It was not allowed to hang loose, and he didn't want to touch it, but he always wanted to be 'oohing' and 'aahing' at it.
I had picked out a cute, new fall outfit for birthday pictures, and we were going to go to a picturesque park. It ended up being 95 degrees on his birthday, so there went the outfit, and then I got lost trying to find the park, so there went the great setting. I had to settle for amateur hour in the backyard.
I didn't get any pictures of movie night, but we watched Curious George with a friend from nursery and had so many goodies! I think he loved it.
The next day we had another very simple to-do of cake, ice cream and presents. I seriously suggest watching the video muted so we don't hurt your ears. Seriously.
This boy is a ball of energy that rarely stops talking and moving. Some days it's a very good thing that he makes us laugh or we might be tempted to ship him off. (I kid.) He loves all modes of transportation, dinosaurs, ogres, music, books, wrestling, imagining, making his family laugh, doing anything 'big boy' style, choosing his own clothes, playing at the park, getting donuts, and so many other things. We love this boy so much and are forever grateful, even on bad days, that he is in our lives.