Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Happy 3rd Birthday, Bennett!

Somehow, I have a 3-yr-old. It doesn't actually seem so strange that he's three already for some reason. Sometimes it seems like just yesterday that he was born and other times it seems like he's been in my life forever.

Bennett started talking about his birthday months ago. Out of the blue, he told me (in great detail) that he wanted a Hot Wheels party and he wanted to invite his friends. We'd planned on waiting a few more years to have a friends party for him, but I caved and we had some of his friends for a party this year.

On Bennett's birthday, he opened his presents from us (underwear and a Hot Wheels race track) and played with them until his friends arrived at lunchtime. We had hot dogs, cheese puffs & apple cars to eat and "fuel" (bottled water), "Antifreeze" ( was supposed to blue kool-aid, but someone dumped the kool-aid all over the kitchen floor the night before...okay, it was me) and "Motor Oil" (tea) to drink. We played "Pin the 95 on Lightning McQueen" and did a car craft before opening presents, having cake & ice cream and playing with cars. Bennett had so much fun with his friends!

*The last picture is of what Silas spent the majority of the party doing...sleeping

The next day was Bennett's family party. We had a much less inventive supper (pizza) and then cake and ice cream. Bennett LOVES having so many people over to our house & he always plays with all of his presents. It was a little bittersweet having everyone over this year. We've sold our house and are actually moving out this week, so Bennett's parties were the last time that we will have people over to this house. Happy memories.

We've been working on potty training off & on for about 6 months. He always seems to get it and then we both get too stressed out and have to take a break. He was so excited about the new underwear that we gave him, that he insisted on wearing them on his birthday. I think he had 4 accidents during his party, but has been doing much better since. I really think that potty training is going to do me in. It's the worst part of parenting so far. I'm trying really hard to relax and just let him do it on his own time this time.

I've been waiting for Bennett to be old enough to do these adorable birthday interviews & am so excited that he participated so well. Unfortunately, my memory card was full at the end of the video, so the last question was cut off, but his answer was "Eye On It, Toby Mac". Enjoy the cuteness.

Happy birthday, Ben!

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