We had a wonderful fun-filled day today. It of course is a fun day because it is the 4th, but also because my sweet little baby was born 3 years ago today. I will never ever forget the phone call from Josh or the laughter from PJay and I as we had a baby together LOL. She is a person that will always be close to my heart. As she said today...tell our baby Happy Birthday. In a sense he was hers too for awhile. She was the first one to snuggle him, the first one to feed him, the first one to really take care of him for a little bit. She stepped into Josh's place without any hesitation. You know you have a real friend when she sits through labor and delivery with you and laughs at you saying...OK DRUGS LOL and then holds your hand through it all.
Jake as a new baby
Jake at 3yrs
So today as I watch my baby ride his new bike and be a typical three year old, I couldn't help but smile and enjoy every minute. He started off the day by being mad when my mom called to sing him "Happy Birthday" because it wasnt' MORGAN!!!! Ok now Morg, you really must be important LOL. He proceeded to throw a fit and had to be sent to his room. What a wonderful way to start off his birthday. I was not happy until my mom explained to me ever so gently that "He knows today is a big day and something is going on, but he doesn't know how to handle it, so be patient". I LOVE my mom...she gives the best advice when I really need it. I need to be reminded sometimes that 3 yr olds really are still babies that like to act like big kids. Anyway, so the rest of the day went really well. I rushed to get everything finished and get ready to go. I finally finished Jakes cake (which I will show tomorrow) and off we went to Waverly Hall leaving my house spotless...ummmm I mean TRASHED LOL.
We had a wonderful day of Southern BBQ with all the sides, sparklers, cake and ice cream-with NO candles LOL. Sam, Kelly, JT, Nan, and Jake had a wonderful day. It was so nice to see Pam and John again...I really wish we lived closer to them. It is so nice to be surrounded by family and know that my kids are so well loved by more then just us and our real families-(well they are our real family now).
Jake today was so cute. We all sang Happy Birthday to him and as we finished the first Happy Birthday to you...Jake jumps in and starts singing in his loud singing voice and sings to himself LOL. Of course most kids this age do...but at the end he sings..."Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu" As long as he could go without stopping LOL. What a character that one...so we of course had to have an instant replay so that Grandpa could get it on video LOL. Then he proceeded to blow out "pretend" candles because we didn't have any LOL. I left mine at home and figured no biggie Grandma will have some...but she didn't LOL. But he still LOVED blowing out his pretend candles LOL.
All in all it was a wonderful, stress-free, relaxing day! A real small "family" birthday party that is so much more normal to us!!!