Just like last year, we started the day off with a number pancake! This time, Daddy took on the job and did great.
Following breakfast, we head out for a chilly walk/birthday pictures and picked up a hot chocolate for Isaac.
As it turned out, Ezra slept in the Jeep and Isaac and I just ventured 50ft away to snap some quick photos.
I love these photos so, so, so much. I just wish it weren't as chilly as it ended up, because I only took a handful of images.
These just capture our little man perfectly, with his cheese ball grin.
And need to be doing something, anything!
We quickly went back to the Jeep, where Ezra continued to soundly sleep and warm up a little bit, while we drank our Caribou.
As it turned out, Isaac didn't even want to go for a walk, so we got strapped back in and headed out of the parking lot to return home. I asked Isaac if he had fun, even though we just had a Caribou date and took some pictures and my heart swelled just a bit, as he said "I did, mama! We should do that again." And we will buddy. We will.
When we got home, I let the birthday boy decide what he wanted to do, which meant it was John Deere gator time!
This kid is such a riot.
In between looping through the yard, which includes driving over piles of dirt to "off road" and stopping at a lower hanging tree to attempt to climb it, he stopped off at his new swingset, which was still in need of some finishing touches.
Do you think he was a little excited?
A new pitstop developed as well, as he without any provoking from me, literally jumped from his John Deere.
To give his little brother a hug.
Are you kidding me? This is when I should divulge that Wednesday night, just 18 hours before, had been an absolute trainwreck. I was at my literal wits end with Isaac and so frustrated by his actions . . . and then, this.
Pure sweetness, fun and joy!
For real, who is this child? Love him to bits.
Around lunch time we brought some treats over to my Mom's, so Isaac could see some of his daycare friends. He started to fall apart a little after his cookie, and my Mom and I are starting to wonder if we shouldn't track his reaction to artificial dyes. Sugar cause a regular sugar rush with him, but we've seen a couple instances lately that push him to out of control that could use more analysis. After lunch, Isaac took his afternoon nap and woke up perfectly in time for his 3 year checkup.
Our little man's stats at exactly 3 years, can't say that's happened before, were 34lbs and 36 1/4" for a 76% for height and 86% for weight.
After the doctor appointment, I came home and ran a quick 3 mile makeup run with Ezra in the stroller, while Tony and Isaac continued to work on the swingset.
We then went out to eat, where Isaac proceeded to tell everyone that it was his birthday and that he was 3 years old. Additionally, I'm, admittedly, way too proud of how quickly he picked up on showing three fingers.
When we got home it was time for cake! Gone are the days of not knowing how to blow the candles out . . .
Isaac just went for it!
You could say he was a fan.
And to round out the day, Isaac had a bit of fun with Tony.
You could say it was a great birthday. Isaac hilariously told Tony and I happy birthday every time we told him, and even the doctor, like it was a holiday greeting! The only snafu that we had was that Isaac had a really hard time getting on board with the fact that his birthday party is on Sunday and not the day of his birthday. Makes me wonder how to lessen that angst next year.
Isaac, we can't wait to explore with you! We pray for your growth, health and creativity this year. We adore you, so much!