Monday, January 31, 2011

Happy Birthday!!

Happy Birthday, Alex!!  

We celebrated yesterday with my sister and her family and my parents.  Alex has been looking forward to his birthday party for the last few weeks.  He told me early on that he wanted a strawberry cake and, amazingly enough, he never once changed his mind.  I baked the cake up on Saturday and it was sooo hard for the boys not to get into it.  Alex kept asking to smell it - "Can I smell my strawberry cake?"

While Mom and I put the finishing touches on the Baked Potato Soup  my sis monitored the kids as they put the finishing touches on the cake.  What kid doesn't love adding sprinkles to a cake??

Ain't it cute?  Quite festive and perfect for a 3 year old.

Alex counting his THREE candles.

Time for a silly pose.

There's our handsome big boy!
Alex waited patiently through soup (though the kids opted for the more kid-friendly pb&j after they tried the soup), then through cake and ice cream.  Finally it was time to dive into the presents!

"Look!  A book!"

Sharing the new pop-up dinosaur tent with Brother.

I'm not sure who quoted the phrase first but now Alex is stuck on being "In the belly of the beast!!"
We all had a great day with family celebrating this special little (big) guy.

1 comment:

Shelly said...

Hah! I'm afraid I have to take credit for the "belly of the beast" comment. I honestly didn't think the kids even heard me, they were being so loud. LOL