This little guy has been SO excited for the arrival of his first day of school! He should be, he (and I) worked very very hard to make sure he was fully potty trained over the past few months. His motivation was that he couldn't go to preschool until he was a big boy and went potty in the toilet. Thank goodness that motivation worked. He's going to the same wonderful preschool that big sister went to. It's a great little school with bunnies and chickens running around, a pretty magical place.
It was hard to get these 2 looking in the same direction at the same time
A few months ago we were taking our daily evening walk when big Bro went racing down the sidewalk and around the corner. I hollered at him to come back and that he was too far away. He didn't answer me or come back. As I rounded the corner I found this...
Apparently it was all too much for him so he decided to take a nap with his scooter!
Sadly we haven't been to the beach much this year. We went last week and had a great time at Mother's Beach with some friends. A few days ago we tried again with dad and it was a disaster. It was so windy that not 1 beach umbrella was up (a rarity in CA), which of course made it impossible to do much of anything. At least I got a few good pictures to remember the unfortunate trip.
After much consideration we decided to send sister through Kindergarten again. She was so young last year (4 when she started) that we felt she would benefit from another year.I think she already feels a lot more confident and excited.
We had a great 4th that started out at the Corner Bakery for breakfast with a group of friends, we then all headed to a local parade. The kids had a blast chasing after candy and waving at the random people who were in the parade, including a very old belly dancer. Gotta love a small town parade!
The kids and I got into the 4th of July spirit with our coordinating outfits. I figured I need to take advantage while I can. (thanks for taking the picture Diane!)
In the afternoon we went to a friend's house for a wonderful BBQ where we stuffed ourselves silly. After the BBQ we raced down to the Rose Bowl where we finished off our day with some fancy motorcycle action and then a very loud firework display. A fun day indeed!
We had a short and sweet celebration the day before with his friends at the pool. I was lucky to get this quick picture of them all together. They just wanted to eat their cupcakes and jump in the water!
Enjoying his breakfast cereal. I don't let them eat sugary cereals on a daily basis so their birthdays are a time to let loose. I let him peruse the grocery aisles and grab whatever looked the most exciting. He choose Fruity Pebbles mainly because of the bright colors,I think he was happy with his choice.
Everyone got a present to open which was nice for the other two
Motivation! Or as Dad likes to call it, peer pressure...
Singing and blowing out his candles at one of our favorite places, Cherry On Top
Sometimes I love this kid so much my heart physically hurts. I'm more than glad he's in our lives! Happy 3rd birthday my sweet little boy!
While goofing around a few weeks back big brother fell face forward off a box he was standing on into our wooden highchair. I was pretty sure his tooth went through the bottom lip but the Dr couldn't determine exactly what happened. She decided to give him stitches either way to make sure it healed properly. This kid was amazingly brave!! He laid on the hospital bed holding my hand and didn't flinch. I was so proud of how calm and perfect he was.
My guess is this is the first of many trips to the Dr or hospital!
I have tried everything, EVERYTHING, to get this kid to go to the bathroom like a big kid. Nothing is working!!
I figured I would just let him play in the yard all morning in his underwear hoping it would help motivate him. I broke out the camera because I loved that he chose to put on his rainboots and I just happened to capture the very quick decline of enthusiasm as I explained to him what he was doing with his underwear on in the backyard.