ME: Ben-Ben, I think I'm gonna cry.
BEN: But, but, but why, momma?
ME: Because I don't want you to be three. I want you to stay my two year old boy forever. And it makes me feel a little sad.
BEN: No. Don't cry momma. Because, because I'm just your three year old boy now.
Anna helping her little brother open his presents; Caleb J. resting up with Uncle Joe. . . or Uncle Joe resting up with Caleb J. hehe. What a fatty! (Not Joe. . . Caleb. :); Three of the cousins munching on the breakfast deliciousness.
More present opening. Almost everyone was in pj's for Benjamin's birthday breakfast, and my two sweeties wanted to wear their adorable robes too. (Ben's is courtesy of Grampa Chuck, who brought it back from his trip to Turkey; Anna's is courtesy of Gramma Susan...because she had an obsession with having a "fancy" robe like Fancy Nancy...colorful polka dots, heart shaped pockets. . . you can't get much fancier than that! :)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE MAN!
Okay, so I'm sure you've noticed by the pictures that Ben-Ben's birthday party was at Burger King. Not that I think there's anything wrong with that . . . BUT I typically l-o-v-e planning and organizing my babies parties, and having themes. Like my favorite party ever, HERE, or this fun one, HERE (you have to scroll down), or this super fancy one, HERE, or this adorable but easy one, HERE. Okay, I'll stop. You get the idea. Well, as you've all read in much detail, it's been a pretty crazy-busy ohhhhh . . . five months or so. SO, when we were at Burger King over a month ago (to get Anna and Ben some exercise during the long winter), we happened to see a little girl having a party there. Benjamin said, "Can I have my birthday at Burger King too, mama, with presents and cupcakes and how 'bout balloons?" And I thought to myself, "Oh my gosh, that is so PERFECT for this year!" Easy, simple, fun, with almost no set up or clean up. I decided to even stick with the theme of "easy" or "Burger King," whatever you want to call it, hehe, and got store bought cupcakes. Ahhh, that's one of the best ideas little Benjamin has ever had. hehe. (And did you know they discount kids meals if you're there for a birthday? Nice added bonus.) And you know, the most important part - Benjamin had a blast...and all the kids had fun playing, eating, playing some more. Perfect.
(But, maybe I do feel a little guilty about doing his party at Burger King, because I've already mentally planned out Ben's next birthday, and Anna's next two. hehe. :)
Cupcake time! And yeah, Ben-Ben sang along to the birthday song too. He was so happy at his party! It was perfect. :)