Yesterday started our celebratory 3 days.  (I have a doc appointment today.  I wonder if I can convince her to induce on Wednesday and make it 4 days…)

The Boy is now 3.  And very proud of that fact.  We started the celebration on Saturday with a kid party.  The Boy has a friend who’s birthday is 2 weeks after his, so we combined our efforts and celebrated together.  Unfortunately a number of our friends couldn’t make it due to the evil sickness that seems to be going around.  While disappointing, 8 kids was enough, and really I’d rather the others stayed home than give the bug to us.

Since both boys are aaalllll boy, we opted for a football “theme” (really, they’re turning 3.  A theme at this age is basically what kinda table cloth and cake you’re going to have.  They don’t need (or want) much more than that.)  However, since one is a Vikings fan and the other a Broncos fan, we went with generic football and the local HS team.


I made two small football cakes and a bunch of cupcakes frosted green.  The Boy refused eat anything with frosting on it.  I swear he must have been switched at birth.  In my day the frosting is all I wanted (alright, still is).  Of course we served a great dinner before stuffing the kids full of sugar – brats, hot dogs, chili fries, and nachos.  It was a football party after all!

We had a great time and the kids had a blast.  A few were not very happy when it finally came time to go home.  But we’ll be getting together again soon.

Yesterday Josh’s parents, sister Amy and her boyfriend Matt, and my mom all came over.  Since someone wouldn’t eat his football cake the first go ’round, I just pulled the sucker back out of the fridge for round #2.  He still wouldn’t eat it.

I think this was the biggest hit for birthday presents:


A shiny new Denver Broncos helmet and uniform.  He wore the pants all day and carried the helmet around most of the time.  The shirt is a bit too big and has shoulder pads, so that was given a pass for the day.  We’re hoping this replaces the soccer ball Easter basket as his “official” helmet, but he was switching them on and off all day.


We had a great day with yummy lasagna and garlic bread.  And to top it all off the Broncos managed to pull out a win against the Pats (in overtime!), so all the more celebration.

Today is our 7 year anniversary.  To celebrate, a good friend is coming up this afternoon to do a maternity shoot for us.  I’m soooo looking forward to it.  He did a shoot for me when I was pregnant with the Boy and I love the results.  It’s so fun to look back at the pictures.  Unfortunately Danny moved to L.A. last year, so I didn’t think we’d get a chance to do this one.  But luckily for me his sister got married on Saturday so I begged him to come visit the new place and squeeze me in.  Don’t worry – no Demi Moore shots.

Tomorrow is Josh’s birthday.  To celebrate that I’m taking the Boy in for his 3 year check-up (including a flu shot) and Josh gets to ref a Jr High football game in the bitter cold.  Um, happy birthday?  I guess when you get that old you don’t get much of a party anymore…

Oh!  And happy Columbus Day to those of you in the other 49 states.  Here in South Dakota it’s Native American Day.  (I wish I were kidding.)  And if there are any Canucks stopping by Happy Thanksgiving to you, eh!