I'm playing a little catch up today. And with a little catch up comes a lot of pictures!
Michael turned 3 at the end of January. I went up to the 'burbs to celebrate. As soon as I walked in the door, Michael took me into the kitchen to show me his birthday sign from day care. They wrote "Happy Birthday, Michael!" really big and surrounded it with all the kids' names from his class. Michael pointed to it and said, "The big ones are ME!" (meaning that the big letters were his name). So cute!
Michael is a three year old going on seven, only because he wants to do everything his big brother does and he doesn't like being hampered by his age or size! He is in that stream of consciousness stage, where he talks non-stop from morning until bedtime. It doesn't matter if anyone is listening or if anyone is even in the room. He can talk to himself or his stuffed animals, etc. On Saturday, before his party, we opened family presents. I wish I could have taken a video of him helping me open my presents on my birthday and him opening his presents on his birthday just to compare the two. Where he tore into my presents without caring what was in them, he painstakingly peeled each piece of wrapping paper off his own presents, as if he was savoring the experience.
Saturday afternoon was Michael's birthday party at this toddler play place. It gets rented out just for his party, so it was just Michael, some cousins, and some friends from day care. The kids all had a lot of fun