A Birthday Celebration

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My little guy turned three yesterday and what a day it was. So unexpected and awesome, just like him!
The day started out in the early morning with a call saying school was cancelled because of snow/ice. SCORE!
We spent the morning lounging around, until about 8:30 when he could not contain himself any longer and we needed to wake daddy up so he could open presents immediately. Oh, and he loved his presents…
We went quality this year and not quantity so the things he got he REALLY loved and wanted. Just look at his expressions. So cute.

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After presents we had a “Tyler’s Favorites” breakfast which consisted of sausage, cereal, and cinnamon rolls. And then we lounged for a while longer. At about noon Shawn seemed to think the roads were okay to drive on, so we all got dressed and headed to Chuck E. Cheese for some pizza and games. The place was EMPTY because the roads were pretty miserable. We spent a couple of hours there and the kids had a ball.

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I thought for sure they would both be asleep by the time we got home, but they held strong, which was good. All the kids in our neighborhood were out in the back when we arrived home, so I quickly got Megan, Tyler, and myself dressed and we went out to sled and explore. It was the perfect day for being outside because it was not too cold and the snow was packed down because of the ice. The kids stayed out for an hour and then we headed back inside.

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What turned out especially awesome is that Shawn had bought a cake the night before in anticipation of being snowed-in. So, we invited all the kids in for an impromptu birthday celebration. Tyler was thrilled as you can see on his face in the pictures. This just proves that you really do not need to go all out to make your kids feel special and appreciated. Cake and ice cream…perfection!

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I let the kids play for a little bit and then it was time for Megan to get ready for tap class. We said our “good-byes” and got everyone dressed to go (hello, work-out!) and then we headed to the Y for Megan’s class. Shawn planned on taking Tyler to the family gym, which is just a big room full mats that the kids can run and jump around in. Poor guy was exhausted and fell asleep on the way over and never woke up.

It was a perfect day for a perfect kid. We will have one more celebration on Sunday. Tyler is my joy, my hope, my love, I hope he is always as cute and cuddly and sweet as he is right at this moment.

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