Friday, January 30, 2009

James' 3rd Birthday PaRtY!!!!!

Well...many of you have been asking when I was going to finally post pictures from James' 3rd birthday party. It has taken me this long for 2 reasons: 1. I don't have time and 2. I am unhappy/disappointed with the pictures that I do have which aren't many. Do those of you who have kids feel like it is an absolute madhouse once the party begins? James never wants to stop long enough to have a picture taken for anything. He didn't even eat any of his cake...he just wanted to run around and play. I am glad he had fun...but was disappointed about my pictures. So, here are a few. I don't have many pictures of the actual cow decorations. That one was my fault. I missed them in the hecticness (is that a word?) of the day...

The Cow Cake

I wasn't real sure how this would turn out and when I am pregnant I don't have much patience for details, so you can imagine how that worked for me! :) I am happy with the way it turned out and more importantly James LOVED it! He thought it was hilarious and asked to look at it at least 15 times before his party ever started! He couldn't wait
until Lauren woke up so he could show her. That made me very happy and it was worth the work!

Some of his gifts...

Yes, your eyes are not misleading you. He did get his very own mini shop vac and Luke had to immediately put it together for him. My sister got this for him. Hilarious isn't it? He is going to be set by the time he's out on his own as far as household tools and gadgets. He loves it and has cleaned up many things with it!

He got many, many animals to set up and play with which have kept him very entertained over the last week. He loves them all! He also got a truck and horse trailer as well as a 2 barns! He just sets them up all day, feeds them, and takes them for walks...I'm enjoying watching his imagination run wild!

Isn't this adorable? My MIL couldn't find cow paper, so she made her own. James also got many cow stuffed animals and a cow puppet. We have a lot of black and white around here right now.

This is Sunday morning before church. I made him a go cart at his request out of his tinker toys (also a b-day gift) and is giving his animals rides. Aren't you girls proud of my tinker toy skills? :)

He got a bug back pack, sleeping bag, flashlight, and canteen/water bottle that he has also enjoyed playing with. He's ready to go camping...I am hoping we can have a camp out in our living room here in the next several months.

We always try and get a family picture at each event....James is NEVER in the mood because he has fun cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents he'd much rather be playing's a moment.


James' birthday lasted about 10 days as far as mini birthday celebrations. He really enjoyed it and was disappointed when I told him this was his last one until next year. These are his 2 best buddies, Morgan and Addie. We always get together for the kids' birthdays and have a little party. James really enjoyed it this year and of course his gifts. We love our friends!

I love these action pictures of him blowing out his candles. These are better shots than I
got at his birthday party! :( I actually think I am going to make another cow cake, put
James in his birthday clothes and stage the whole scene so I can get some good
pictures. Is that bad or weird? Am I psycho? The fact that I'm willing to make a cow
cake again is a bit scary, but hey, at least I've done it before!!!!

HaPpY BiRtHdAy JaMeS!!!! We love you!!!!


Adrienne said...

James' party looked great. What a cute cake! Congrats on your pregnancy! I must have somehow missed that in your earlier posts. When are you due? How are you feeling? Blessings to you!

Elizabeth said...

your cake looks fabulous! I did one for my son's 2nd bday farm party. and why not make a second cake.. that's not psycho.. any excuse for more cake =)... esp. if you are pregnant???? if so congrats!!
looks like such a fun party. I like your tradition of a family pic @ events.