Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Logan is Three?

Three years came and went very quickly!  I held back my tears last weekend, but it wasn't easy.  Logan is such a big guy - doing so many big things on his own now.  We are so proud of the little person he is becoming.

Last year we went to a party at this park and it was so fun.  So I copied the idea this year and several of Logan's friends and our friends gathered for coffee and breakfast and cupcakes.  We were blessed with nice weather with the exception of wind, which eliminated the use of paper plates and our Mater napkins. We tied our giant Mater balloon bouquet to the trash can because the weight couldn't handle the wind.  The park is fenced in and except for 2 other families we had the run of the place.

Logan had 3 donuts (that I saw) and a few bites of his cupcake.  I just couldn't bear to deny him any sugar on his special day.  We skipped the TCU game because of rain and Andrew (see below) and spent the afternoon relaxing and napping at home.

Instead of bringing gifts, we asked that everyone bring canned food for the food bank.  We collected 85 pounds of food and Logan and I donated it on Monday - the week of Thanksgiving.  Logan still scored lots of fun gifts from family and unruly friends (wink).  Lots of Cars themed race tracks, Cars movies, and tractor-themed gifts.

Both sets of grandparents were able to join us for the weekend.  It is rare that we get to see everyone at once, but always a good time.  Andrew woke up at 3 AM Saturday with a wicked stomach bug so he missed the party.  Then my mom got the bug on Sunday.

Mom made the Mater goodie bags and we filled them with a bunch of junk and the cutest Mater teeth lollipops.  A few of our friends sent us pictures. . .

On Sunday (his actual birthday) I made his traditional birthday breakfast of Gingerbread pancakes that Aaron got to eat, too!  And he opened several gifts from mommy and daddy - new cowboy boots, a Super Frog pillow pet, and a cool new spiky backpack.  He spent the whole day playing in his PJs and sporting his new boots, backpack, and a paper fireman hat that he got in a birthday card from Nonny.

Logan, you're THREE!  You are so challenging sometimes, especially at bedtime, but then there are ALL the other times when you are the most awesome kid we've ever known!  We love your love of music and watching you play the air drums and air guitars at church and concerts.  We're fascinated at how you know where we are around town even if we've only been there once.  And your memory scares us!  The other day you started talking about something that happened 18 months ago when Asher fell in the duck pond - it's crazy - and you do it all the time.  The other day when I asked you to do something you didn't even take the time to look at me and said, "I'm a little bit busy."   And then another time last week you told me to hold my horses.  You crack us up on a daily basis, kiddo.

And its so cute when you say "gotfer" instead of "forgot" and you ask me to button your pants, but "zippen" them first.  I'm not working on correcting these.  You'll get it someday and when you do I'll be sad. Just like how I'm sad that you say Chick-fil-a now instead of Chickalay. You're such a boy - a loud, climbing, jumping, messy, silly little boy who makes my day every day.
Hayden, Drew, McKinney, Kate, Asher

Polly and Logan
Aaron napped through most of the party.

Thanks Nonny!

Polly and Lucy later that day

Fun crowd waiting on Travis to get his big camping lighter out of his truck.  I almost remembered to pack everything!

Jack and Kate with Emily and #3!

Olivia and Logan

Cousin Raleigh

Cousin Kennedy

Quint with Drew and Reid



Jack at the TCU game later that day

and Kate
Rob, Joanna and Charlie

Katelyn again


John and Ella




Kiersten and John

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