Thursday, I drove the boys up to New Jersey. John hasn't been able to be around for any of Eli's birthday parties so we celebrated a bit early this weekend since he'll be missing the third birthday in a row for his little man.
We just had a small family party in Grandma's back yard. Eli was over the moon that this entire party was for him! He loved every second: including the 9:15 bed time!
|I can't believe he's almost THREE!!|
|My baby boy's pink toes: such a contradiction to his personality.|
|He even sang happy birthday to himself!|
|The requested dump truck cake, full of "dirt."|
|He was a fan!|
|A worm was trying to escape.|
|A Daddy with his favorite boys.|
|Deacon graced us with his sweet presence later in the party.|
|The favorite toy from us! It's a Bruder crane truck and it's fantastic!|
|Try to be patient while opening a gift of clothing.|
|I think he thought it was odd to just have picture taken with us (and no brothers).|
|The biggest brother was so patient while Eli was opening gifts!|
|He couldn't lift the container of dirt in to his dump truck...|
|Deacon had his first taste of ice cream.|
|Turner always enjoys running after the ice cream truck!|
|While we were cleaning up, I told the boys to just dig in to the rest of the cake. They|
obliged by the shovel full.
|Eli thought the "dirt" was awesome.|
|"Mommy, if I have to do 'three' one more time..."|