Sunday, December 23, 2012

Theo is Three!!

Three years has got to be one of the best years for a birthday!

 The waiting in advance is torture!!
They finally GET it, more than last year anyway.
They know EXACTLY what they want their cake to be.
EXACTLY what games they want to play.
The uncontrollable excitement...
 and endless giggles are the most precious things in the world. 

Can you ever remember being so happy about a cake or about candies in balloons?
Thank you Theo for the reminder of what is most important in life.
My heart is full and overflowing.

 As the kids get older it is getting so much easier to throw parties!
Kaia helped with some of the food preparations this year... here are her egg mice.  
Biggest hit at the food table, completely gone!!

 Lots of bubbles.  

 Never ceases to amaze me how much kids love bubbles!!

 The box bump game.
Objective... to knock down boxes.
Also another shockingly huge success.
Kids are so funny!!

 Our cutest onlooker was just a bump in mama's belly last year!!

 Parachute game is another HUGE success!!
This one makes more sense to me.
This parachute was so huge it almost filled the yard!!

 Theo can't remember what it is called but keeps talking about it anyway.

 We all got turns under it.

 My favorite game was cat and mouse.  
One mouse under the parachute, a cat above chases him.  All the people at the edges fluff it up and down... so the cat cant see anything.  Absolutely hilarious!!

 Kaia's favorite was 'Mountain'.  We fill it with air so it looks like a mountain and then someone gets to trample all the air out of it. Funny funny funny.

 Theo's was the popcorn game!!!

He has been excitedly anticipating the balloons filled with candies.  His utmost favorite game.  You jump on them to break them and then eat candy. You see the draw.

This year we bought cheap balloons, it was all the store had.

We put them on the parachute for popcorn and they they were so cheap they started popping!!!  Kids went crazy!!!  Best popcorn ever!!!

 Kaia was pretty proud of the gazillion candies she scouted out in the aftermath.

And the finale... 
Finally that promised cake!!!
Spiderman, just as ordered.
I was definitely a little nervous at moments that this wouldn't work out... but I am a pretty proud mama!!!

So there it is again for you...
made with love (and a little sweat and just a few tears).
(minus the hands which weren't much to look at)

And now my littlest angel is three.  How can it be?
He has a Spider man backpack and is all ready to start school with his mates, sister, and Daddy in January.  I know these years fly by, but no matter how tightly I try to hold on and cherish each minute they are slipping through my fingertips.

 The two's have been awesome!!

My lil' man... I love you more and more every day.
Bring on the threes!!


  1. Love it! What gorgeous kids you have. Miss you all!


    P.s, must try that box game!!

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  3. OMG Theo is 3!!!! Happy Birthday Theo! I LOVED all the pictures. You guys are such a fabulous, wonderful, fantastic, adorable family! Miss u and love u all!!!

  4. Awesome cake... can't believe how realistic it looks! I bet Daddy was jealous...

    Happy Big 3, Theo! XXXOOO

    Merry, Merry, Christmas.

    Tia Leslie

  5. This has been a busy time keeping in touch with everyone in Arusha that I have forgotten to tell you what great pictures and narration you have on the Blog.
    I believe I told you Pamela that the spiderman cake is a masterpiece!
    The children had a lot of fun at the birthday party by the look of things and it continues with Christmas just around the corner.
    Enjoy the christmas break of being with friends and one another.With love

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