Wednesday, October 19, 2011

All Aboard the Birthday Train!

Silas turned three years old last week, and I am still processing it.  It seems like yesterday that we were walking through the gates of Hannah’s Hope to lay eyes on our sweet boy for the 1st time.  We had his three year well baby visit last week, and he has grown 4 inches during this past year. He’s also had a language explosion, and he is definitely testing his limits these days.  Nevertheless, we are certainly blessed by this boy of ours, and we had so much fun celebrating his 3rd birthday with him. 

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His actual birthday was a weeknight so we gave him a few restaurant options or else his favorite meal at home, and he chose to go to Red Robin.  I think it was more for the fries than the burgers, and he definitely enjoyed it as you can see from the picture above.


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Our waiter was so kind to do a little birthday surprise for Silas complete with an ice cream sundae.  You should have seen how quickly he finished his meal when they brought the sundae out!  He initially decided to bypass the spoon and dive head first into it:)

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Daddy with his birthday boy!

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Troy and I both have water bottles that Silas is constantly asking to drink out of so we thought it was fitting to get him his own for his birthday.  He loves it..especially because it has a little button to push to pop the spout up. 

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Testing it out.  I think it’s a winner!

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My mom (Silas’ Mamaw) is a school teacher, and she had her fall break this past weekend so she was able to come down to help celebrate too! She knew that Silas loves monkeys so she got another one to add to his collection.  This one laughs loudly and Silas loved it!

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Mamaw also does embroidery so she gave Silas a new shirt as an early Halloween present.  She also made him a shirt to wear for his birthday party. 

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This past Saturday we had a small party for him.  He requested a train birthday party so that is the theme we went with.  Above you can see a picture of the food table.

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Here is a picture of his  requested chocolate birthday cake, and I added a few cupcakes for the kids!

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Our birthday boy!  He was so excited to have his friends coming over.

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This little guy enjoyed the ride on toys.

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Sweet E. was looking adorable in her new glasses

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M. enjoyed the roller coaster

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This precious girl’s mom babysits Silas for us on the days I work.  We are truly blessed by their family.

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My Aunt Darlene(on the left) traveled over for the weekend.  She and my mom(on the right) are sisters and enjoy getting together whenever they can!

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Pinata time! Silas took the 1st swing.

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This girl put some great effort into it, but it just wouldn’t break.

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We resorted to having a few of the dads take a crack at it!

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He managed to knock it down and then we just ended up tearing it open.  The kids just wanted their candy!

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Love this picture of M. hiding behind the pretend ice cream

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All smiles!  Also, note the donations of baby wipes and formula in the background.  In lieu of birthday gifts, we requested donations for Hannah’s Hope and our friends were so generous to help us out with this.  I can’t wait to pack them up for our 1st trip to see our daughter!

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Later that evening, Silas talked Mamaw into hiding under all the couch cushions, and she was happy to oblige his request.  I just had to get a picture of it:)

Silas, I can’t believe you are three years old.  Mama and Daddy love you more than words can ever express, and we are forever grateful to God that he chose you to be part of our family.  We have enjoyed spending your first years of life with you, and we look forward to many more.  Our prayer is that God will continue to impart his wisdom and favor on you all the days of your life, and that your life will be used for His glory alone. Happy 3rd Birthday!!


4 Blessings said...

It looks like such fun! I wish we could have been there, but I am thankful that we did not come and infect everyone with this yuckiness that all the kids had.
Love ya Silas! We are so glad you had a fun birthday!

Colin and Jess said...

Happy birthday Silas! LOVE the picture of him devouring the ice cream. So goofy and sweet.