Well, it’s official. He’s three. I know, I know. He’s been three for a few days. But now HE knows that he’s three. He had his cake, his pinata and his presents. He had a grate day.
I made a gi-normous lasagna and might I add that it was quite delicious. Unfortunately I’m not used to cooking for such a big, hungry crowd. We could have eaten several more pieces. Note to self: next time make more food than you think they can possibly eat. We had a yummy pea salad and a yummy green salad and some yummy homemade bread. After dinner we opened presents. Okay, I know I’m a little biased, but DANG that kid is cute. He opened one of his presents and was so excited about it that he sat there and stared at it and started shaking! It was hilarious. Because he is our favorite child (for today anyway), he got way too many presents. We kind of overdid it a little. But three year olds are so much fun to buy for. They’re still happy with the little kid stuff and they love the big kid stuff. Add an outfit and a pair of shoes and voila, you’ve overdone it again. He had a lot of fun opening all his presents. He had a little help from various siblings and cousins, but he needed it with the haul he had!
After the presents we did the pinata. We were making a pinata this week, but we never finished it and it was kind of dumb, so I caved and we bought a Superman pinata from Party City. We loaded it full of some Clearance Valentine candy and some leftover candy that Kurt and Jackie gave us after Marilyn’s party. The kids all got a turn, and as is tradition, Hayden went last and destroyed the pinata. Except this time he destroyed the bat. We used a plastic bat and it cracked. So Dave ripped a hole in the pinata and dumped all the candy out. I handed out paper bags with the kids’ names on them and they all loaded up. Wow, there was a ton of candy in there!
Then we did pin the superman sign on superman. Kind of a dumb game, especially since we didn’t even use a blindfold, but it was on clearance, and the $1.50 pricetag was worth it just for the poster, I thought. Everyone had a turn. Everyone cheated.
Then we did cake and ice cream. We sang “Happy Birthday” in true Abersold fashion. Little did we know that Porter had opened the back door while we were singing at the top of our lungs. At least all the neighbors know that it was Turner’s birthday today! Turner was tickled pink with his cake and was so excited to FINALLY get to blow real candles out! (He’s been pretending to blow the candles out on a pretend cake for weeks!). The cake was yummy, although there was an awful lot of frosting. Mom, in case you’re missing your cake decorating tips when you get back, ask me for them. Hopefully I’ll return them before then!
All in all, it was a successful birthday. We enjoyed having everyone here. It would have been a lot more pleasant with a bigger house, but oh well. We’ll have to have all our family dinners outdoors in the summer. This house ain’t big enough for the 17 of us.
I don’t think we decided for sure the next time that we’ll meet. The weekend of Easter, the weekend of Landon’s baptism/Regan’s birthday, the weekend of Landon’s birthday…what works best for you guys?