It’s official. The 2nd love of my life is 3. The poor little guy was sick for his birthday so we had a day of birthday fun locked up in the house. My WONDERFUL children decided to start the day out at 6 something AM, so the sun wasn’t even up for the start of the festivities.
How about my little OCD kid lining up his presents before he opened them? If you recall in the last post, they were in a neat little stack that his OCD Mom made.
Remember those little foam pills that you drop into hot water and they morph into some fun shape? Well the dinosaur ones that I got Coop for his birthday… not near as much fun as I remembered. We started out with one in the jar (also a drinking glass at our house)…
Coop just had to dump all of them in, so we got a bigger bowl, and hours later we ended up with this…
There are a few little handicap dinosaurs in that bowl that despite all my coaxing, never turned into anything besides a little hunk of colored foam. I discreetly scooped those out and pitched them while Cooper was distracted with something else.
BREAKFAST. Party Pancakes. I accidentally put on those trick candles that just keep re-lighting? Really not so funny with a 3yr old. I just grabbed a pack of candles out of the cabinet and figured out my error after watching sick little Cooper trying to blow them out.. over, and over, and over again. I know. Mom of the year.
I had no plan for his birthday cake. I’ll never EVER top the cake Shannon (my cousin in law) made for his first birthday. Then for his second birthday I was all Martha Stewarty and made a little cupcake tower. Heck, I didn’t even bake it this year until after he opened his presents. So, I grabbed a little food coloring out of the cabinet and some plastic dinosaur stuff that Cooper had in his toy basket, and whipped up dino-land. Not so impressive to any of us that use the bathroom some place other than in a diaper, but man, Cooper thought I was the best Mom ever. Oh, and before I post these next photos… Yes, he is wearing his pajamas. No, I did not give him cake first thing in the morning. Yes, I did let him wear his pajamas until after lunch. Hey… cut me some slack, he’s sick.
Fork eating didn’t last long.
Sidenote… How about that Superbowl? HOLY COW. If you want to read about my deep insights on last year’s Super Bowl, be prepared to be blown away with my sports knowledge and click HERE.
Mary Kay - Happy birthday Cooper! You are a very lucky little boy to have such loving parents AND to have a mom who takes the time to document all the events in your life….not to mention entertain all of us blogstalkers.
Love the fork picture.
lisa duzan - Kathy, I enjoy your blog so much…Your kids are beautiful. Hope Cooper had a Happy Birthday and is feeling better soon.
aunt harriet/mom - Happy B-day Cooper! Sure wish we could have celebrated with you! Love to all!
Fagin Family - HAPPY BIRTHDAY COOPER!! HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT DAY! YOU HAVE THE BEST MOM EVER! LANCE HAS TO SETTLE FOR STORE BOUGHT CAKES BECAUSE HIS MOMMY HAS NO TALENT AND IS TO LAZY TO TRY!!
Fagin Family - HAPPY BIRTHDAY COOPER!!! HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT DAY! YOU HAVE THE BEST MOM EVER!
TRAVIS, LAURA AND LANCE
Heather Mears - I think you’ve done a fine job of planning an excellent birthday suprise for “The Coop”. All I can say is, enjoy doing that stuff now, when anything out of the ordinary is so super exciting for them. We can totally get away with being ‘duds’ now because they don’t know the difference. I think your cake turned out pretty darn cute. The pj’s…we typically stay in pj’s all day, every Saturday, so I don’t think that’s strange at all to let him stay in them all morning. As for mother of the year…I tried to cut my own kid’s hair yesterday. Needless to say, we ended up at the Super Wal-Mart by 10 a.m. because it’s the only place with an open salon on Sunday. Now that’s mom of the year material Kathy~ so get in line…right behind me!!!