Saturday, March 26, 2011

Happy Birthday

It is hard to believe that I first met Ian 3 years ago! The time has just flown by, and it has been amazing watching him grow and learn new things. I didn't have to work on his birthday, so we went to Chuck E Cheese. Ian had such a fun time, and was running from one game to another to make sure he didn't miss out on anything. There are quite a few pictures to follow, but I wanted to make sure I captured every moment. Happy birthday sweet boy; it is a pleasure to be your Mama.
Contemplating whether he is having fun or not with Bob the Builder.
First view of Chuck E Cheese. He kept telling me he wanted to "Go up there and hug him."
Focused on putting the fires out.
This little boy loves to drive.

Putting his token in.
Collecting his tickets.
That face says it all. :)

I could never get him to look straight at me for a picture because he was too busy talking to Mr. Cheese.
Ian spotted Chuck E Cheese from a distance and ran up to meet him. I was amazed that this giant rat didn't intimidate him at all.

Showing off the prizes he chose after turning in his tickets (a frog and spider).
All those games sure do wear a 3 year old out!

Discovering there is one more present.
Can you feel his excitement? :)
Savoring the moment of the "Happy Birthday" song.

Digging in.

Friday, March 18, 2011


Since spring is almost here, we have been getting our yard ready and planting flowers. As you can see, I have had lots of help from my favorite person.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Mundane March

I haven't posted in over a month, and really nothing has been going on that is picture-worthy. Doing laundry, cooking, cleaning, potty training, playing outside when the weather has been nice, reading books, coloring, and grocery shopping are what the last few weeks have entailed for us. But, last week when the realization hit that my little boy will be 3 this month, I dusted the camera off and started taking pictures. It sounds cliche, but children grow up too quickly, and Ian seems to change overnight sometimes. Even though the following pictures are nothing exciting, it is our daily life. Ian is such a loving, sweet boy, and I have to remind myself of that boy when he is having a tantrum or a bad day (which are becoming fewer). I'll especially need that reminder 10-15 years down the road when he is a teenager! :)

Throwing the baseball up and hitting it with the himself since I was making dinner. :)

Racing cars along the track.
Train conductor.
Figuring out a puzzle.
Playing with Alfie with an abundance of toys scattered around.

Taking a walk and looking at his shadow.
Constantly exploring rocks, sticks, and dirt on the ground.
Armful of rocks for...
throwing in the water.

Intensely discovering.
Arms full of rocks, walking toward the water to throw them in, and pointing out an airplane. He's a busy boy!
Writing letters in the gravel.