Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Parker turns 3!!

We had such a fun time celebrating Parker's 3rd birthday! We got to celebrate 3 times (can we say spoiled??) this year..

First, we celebrated at the beach with some of my family! One of Parker's cousins turned 4 the day before we left so we had a joint celebration while we were there! The boys chose to have chicken nuggets and Mac cheese for dinner, and we had chocolate birthday cupcakes with blue frosting!!

 After presents, we headed out for GO KARTS!!! After a ridiculously long wait, we finally got our chance to have the ride of Parker's life!! He rode with his crazy mom who screamed and yelled the whole time warranting, "Are you serious?" looks from my little guy! Ha! It was a blast! Parker also got to go on an airplane ride, a train, and bumper boats!

Our second celebration was at the lake with some of Kyle's family! (I will have to upload more pictures from our camera!) We had yummy brats for dinner and had some delicious birthday cake!! Park-man was showered with gifts, and we spent the evening catching up and playing with Parker's new toys and games!

We spent Parker's actual birthday with our family, and it couldn't have been better! We woke up with no plan except to open presents and get doughnuts for breakfast.. One of his gifts was a pirate costume so he wore it all day!

We got a doughnut and took it to the park to enjoy the amazing weather! We stayed for quite awhile running around doing "treasure hunts"!

On the way out we stopped by the fire station to see if we could see the truck! The firemen were so sweet and pulled the truck out and turned the lights on. We took a little tour of the truck a Park climbed in the driver's seat!

On our way home, we had to drop something by a friend's house so Parker got to get out and "drive" the tractor!

Once again, we were flying by the seat of our pants... so special lunch??  Pinterest came through for us!!  We saw a sandwich made to look like Perry the Platypus from the show Phineas and Ferb, and we KNEW this was pretty darn special!  (Park-man's FAVORITE pair of underwear has his face as the entire backside! Ha!) This is just a PB&J with cheese and crust cut out to look like his face. SO easy and little P-Diddy loved it! 

After a LOOONNNG nap, we decided to make our own pizzas.  Parker got to spread his pizza sauce on the crust, sprinkle his own cheese, and add pepperonis! 

Birthday dessert was cake mix cookies with frosting in the middle.

Can you tell it was good??

And one of baby girl! :)

Now that we've had more birthday dessert than anyone should ever have, we are ready to settle into our SCHOOL year! That's right, our big boy starts 3 year-old preschool tomorrow!  I'm so excited for him! I look forward to one-on-one time with PayPay and hopefully a little quiet time! Parker's SOO excited about learning and making new friends!

NOW.  We'll see if I post again before his 4th birthday! :)