Friday, June 21, 2013

Landon's Third Birthday

Celebrated Landon turning the big 3 yesterday and have to say it was easily the best day of his life. We woke up bright 'n early to get ready for the first day of summer school and put him on his new school bus to his new school. Oh, no crying or separation anxiety at all for this guy! He was a happy little clam all buckled in as we waved to him in the driveway and I cried just a little. Boy oh boy does time fly fast....I packed chocolate cookies (his fave) for his class and the teacher made him a paper crown and they all sang to him at school and I'm sure he absolutely loved it and basked in his birthday glory all day.
After the half a day at preschool we took him swimming at the pool and enjoyed the beautiful 85 degree sun while watching Landon swim like a little fish and make new water baby friends. Seriously this kid is AMAZING in the water and is already swimming! If you count doing the doggie paddle with a life vest on swimming, which I do. He goes in over his head no problem, does back floats, keeps his mouth closed from all the water, blows bubbles, jumps in the deep end and dunks under water and pretty much has the absolute time of his life. (Sorry, no pictures, too busy watching him and having fun).
We had a late lunch on the patio at the pool and then afterwards we got in the car to take Landon on a real live choo choo train. Man oh man was this little boy in heaven. We took him on the cta downtown and changed lines a few times and he would jump up and down and point excitedly at all the passing trains and there was nothing that could have happened to wipe the ear to ear grin from his face. 
After the choo choo, we headed home for some presents, pizza, cake, & ice cream. The day was purposely filled with all of his favorite things in the world and it makes me so happy to see him so happy and his face lit up with so much joy. We decided not to throw him a party this year and do all his favorite things instead, and I'm so happy we did. We saved money, the day and planning the day was completely stress free, and he hands down enjoyed this better than any party we've thrown for him in the past, which was absolutely priceless.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh, I love everything about this! So much better than throwing a stressful party. I've been feeling guilty that I don't have anything official planned for Leila's 4th b-day in 2 weeks and this post makes me feel so much better. We will just fill her day with fun and her favorite things. :)


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