Happy 3rd Birthday Oliver!!!

I can't believe I have a 3-year-old!! We had a GREAT day celebrating Oliver today, and he lived it up! 3 was a fun birthday because he's really old enough to "get it" all, and we had a lot of fun processing through the day with him.

Oliver came into our room this morning around 6:45, happy as a clam, with his usual "good morning, Mommy and Daddy!" sweet voice...made me smile :) I pulled him into bed with us and told him Happy Birthday and realized his head was burning up. I hoped it was just cause he was hot...but the rest of his body was burning up as well. So I got out the trusty thermometer, and the poor kid had a 101.4 temp. On his birthday :( You wouldn't have known it by looking at him, though. Happy boy. So I gave him some Tylenol and called my brother and fam who were coming over at 9:00 for the boys' long-awaited Lightning McQueen party. The word from my sister-in-law, Karyn, was "as long as he's not throwing up, we're coming!" So we were able to have the cousin-Lightning-McQueen-party after all, and the boys had so much fun! They played for a little bit; then we sang Happy Birthday, did cupcakes and juice, and opened presents; then went outside to play with the new presents for the rest of the time. A super-fun time was had by all!!

After he opened his presents from Mommy and Daddy and his awesome Bear book from Jamey and Jack, it was time for the big box from Grandpa Jere and Grandma Lou! And oh, was Oliver in for a treat. It was a power tool set and work bench! This boy loves tools and has never had any. So.much.fun!!

They also got him a super cool/cute outfit and some Lightning McQueen swim trunks! Here Oliver is, saying "Thank you Grandma Lou and Grandpa Jere!"
After Jamey and Jack left, Daddy and Oliver got busy putting together the tool table.Oliver showing Dad how it's done :)The almost finished product...so neat!Sullivan got a hold of the bubble-wrap that the present was wrapped in and was having fun getting caught up in that! Oliver joined in on the fun.

Then it was time for lunch and naps...we had to rest up for party #2!! Most of Oliver's Primm Aunts/Uncles/Cousins came over for a birthday gathering this afternoon/evening, and we had a great time celebrating with them! We grilled burgers and hot dogs, I made a chocolate buttermilk sheet cake with chocolate buttermilk frosting (all from scratch...sooo yummy!), and we had a fun time singing to Oliver, and he got to open more presents. He loves playing with those sweet and fun girl cousins of his, and another great time was had by all!
Uncle Scott and Sullivan having some sweet time...
...turned into this a few minutes later :) The kids table is always the best place to be!Blowing out the candles!"Let's open up the party," Oliver said immediately after he blew out his candles and went straight for the presents :)And later, Uncle Scott sacked out and it was time for some sweet time with Uncle Dave :) Thank you so much to all our awesome family for coming over and celebrating Oliver's special 3rd birthday with us!! From Lightning McQueen to grilling - it was a GREAT day!!
Oliver Franklin, I can't imagine life without you!! You say the sweetest and cutest things every day, all while keeping us on our toes with your strong will. Your spirit is SWEET, and we love you so so much! I am so thankful to God for letting me be your Mommy - you are the best little buddy ever.
3 Responses
  1. Weems World Says:

    okay-so it might be the hormones, but that post was just precious...tear tear sniffle. Aren't children WONDERFUL!!!

  2. Karen Olsen Says:

    What a great picture diary! I felt like I celebrated with you all! SO glad the day turned out well...and so glad that Oliver hung on to enjoy his big day! Hope he is feeling okay...

  3. Meggan Says:

    Joy, Sullivan is so precious. I love his head and rolls-he reminds me of my guys when they were little :)
    Happy Birthday Oliver!