Better Late Than Never Birthday Post

Ok, so this post is only nearly 2 weeks overdue, but hey, life keeps getting in the way of my blogging time. I think from now on things will get better in that department (and a lot of departments in my life), but first, here’s my birthday boy, who turned 3 on January 30th!

The little girl, Baby Girl, that I babysat (I’m no longer watching her) and her parents bought Bug this little Lightning McQueen remote controlled race car. Bug loves it. It runs around in a backwards circle and when you push the button on the remote control (very 3 year old friendly) it goes forward. He zoomed it all over the house that day (except when it freaked out Baby Girl,) and for days after. He also got the book Philadelphia Chickens by Sandra Boynton. If you’ve never heard of Sandra Boynton or her books, you should go check them out! Bug’s newest song addiction is the Belly Button Song. We also have the Belly Button Book which is where the song came from. Needless to say, it’s stuck in my head right now…

For dinner, I made Bug’s favorite meal…Spaghetti with homemade sauce. Here he was being goofy for the camera. Typical 3 year old…

After dinner we broke out the present. He was so excited to open it.
He got the DC Super Friends Green Lantern on a motorized scooter thingy…
He really wanted Daddy to open it…and fast…like the Flash!

Here is Green Lantern running around…veeerrrryyy slllloooowwwlllyy, I might add… around our living room with Bug in hot cold pursuit.

The only problem with the above toy is that it’s very hard for a 3 year old to affix the Green Lantern to the scooter. I’m always being asked to help with it, which gets a little tedious when you’ve got your hands occupied with something else. Then, it gets placed on the floor to slowly run amok into the corners of the room until Mommy tells Bug to move him…But, at least he’s happy and Green Lantern can now hang with his other super friends, Batman, Superman, and Flash, in the superhero bin under the TV.

All in all, I think his actual birthday was a good one. I can’t believe that my baby is 3 now. He’s come a long way from that little (I say little even though he was nearly 10lbs) baby that needed me to do everything for him to a head strong 3 year old who only wants me to do some things for him. I’m sad to see my little baby go, but I’m glad he’s becoming self-sufficient and can do things for himself, tell me what he wants and needs and is just all around joy to be around.

We had a mini party for him on Sunday, the 3rd with just my parents. I’ll post pics of that later on when I get the chance. That was when we had cake and ice cream, so fear not, I have pics of him blowing out the candles.

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