Sunday, July 08, 2007

Happy Birthday, Ian!

Another year passes, and I now find myself playing and conversing with a three year old Ian. People warned me that the years would fly by quickly, that my children's childhood would vanish in the blink of an eye. I'm starting to really understand this concept, and am doing my best to savor these precious moments I have with Ian and Laurel.

At three years of age, Ian's become a philosopher. The night before his birthday, Paul tucks Ian into bed and talks about the fun things that would happen at his party. They discuss that he would no longer be two, that when someone asks, "How old are you?" he should reply with, "I'm three years old!"

Quietly, Ian thinks about this turning three business. He then responds by telling Paul, "Daddy, this is my last chance to be two."

Yes indeed, that's deep thinking!

And now, hold onto your seats, obligatory birthday party pictures:









Ian LOVES opening presents!



























With unblinking eye, Riley watches Ian open a present consisting of clothes. When opportunity presents itself, she tries on a pair of his newly acquired pants.












Awwww, a big hug!














Cousin Allison tries to get Laurel to look at the camera.








This motley crew (our beloved family) is ready for some birthday cake!









The wee ones only have eyes for cake!

11 comments:

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

Looks like a fun birthday party! Happy 3rd Ian! Also, glad you are back. I hope everything has been going well for you.

Kelli in the Mirror said...

Happy birthday Ian! And glad to see you back! :P

Elizabeth said...

Looks like it was a grrrreat day! Happy Birthday Ian!

Lady M said...

Happy Birthday, Ian! That looks like a fabulous party.

Kellie said...

Happy Birthday, Ian!!

Glad you're back--we all missed you!!

Sherri said...

How sweet. We had to stop dwelling on the last night of a certain age with our Patrick because it was just too hard on him...the whole drama of letting it go. Now, I try to minimize it, then, boom....make a big deal of it as soon as the new number is official :).
I love the pics!

Mama's Moon said...

Already??!! (and, BTW, so glad to find you back in the blogosphere; needless to say that I've miss ya!) But wasn't it just yesterday that I was reading about Ian turning the big two??!! *sigh* Times, they do go by a quickly!!!

Happy Birthday, Ian!!!!

Rachel said...

So glad to see you back!!! Happy Birthday Ian!!!!

OMG he has gotten so big. He looks like a little boy now! Looks like he had a wonderful party!

Pendullum said...

Happy Happy Birthday Ian...
we truly missed you and your entire family...
Hope you got an extra big piece of cake on your birthday...

maryp said...

Happy Birthday, Ian!!

Damselfly said...

Looks like a fun, fun party! Happy belated birthday....