Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The BIG Birthday Weekend

My little Caleb turned 3 on Saturday and it seems he immediately morphed into a big boy!
My parent's surprised all of us and showed up at our house Friday afternoon.  Caleb was so excited.  He started his birthday weekend off by going to the park with "Ma" and "Cack Cack".

He lead the way...

A favorite spot...on Cack Cack's shoulder's


Buzz Lightyear practice with Ma

Not afraid of the jungle gym! 


After Caleb went to bed Friday night, we stayed up decorating and creating a birthday door for him to run through...but when he woke up on his birthday, he figured out a way to escape without breaking any streamers!



Then we headed over to one of Caleb's best buddies house for another birthday party...he had a blast!

Now it was time for Caleb to take a nap and us to get the party set up.
We had taco dip, chips and dip, animal crackers, Cars juice boxes and Cars cake!
Can you tell our theme??? Caleb had been asking for a "Cars 2" birthday since before Christmas.


We played pin the tooth on mater...


And tire toss






We had fun with all our friends!


These are my tall friends! We are all between 5'8" and 5'10"....I love having some tall friends!!!






I can't believe that candle says "3"
He is getting so big!!!
Can I cry now? Oh wait, I already did.

Caleb literally crashed right before the last of his friends left.
He had partied all day and night and was zonked.
The party was great and we all were ready to get some sleep! 
Parties take a lot of energy out of everyone!!!
But, the day's events weren't quite over...
My parents got a call that night after we had all gone to bed.
It was my brother calling from Virginia to say that he had hit a deer and flipped his car several times before crawling his way out of the passenger side of the car.
Of course that shook everyone up.
God was watching over him though.  Thankfully, he was wearing his seatbelt and walked away with only a few scratches and a totaled car.
Then, Caleb woke up, burning up  and asked for juice.  He ended up having an upset tummy and a fever of over 104.  
He was pitiful.  
He slept the rest of the night in our room and didn't wake up until noon!
Needless to say, we all had a rough night of sleep.

Caleb still had more presents to open the next day...one was his big surprise present and his face was priceless.

He seemed to not know what to do with himself.




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But he quickly warmed up to "Lightning McQueen"



We are still working on getting the hang of driving it...a little more difficult than you might think...haha.


Needless to say, it was a birthday to remember!

Monday when my parents were packing the car up to drive back home, Caleb ran inside and put his shoes on. 
 He came out telling us all that he was going home with Ma and Cack Cack.
And guess what?
We let him go!
How crazy am I???
Seth talked me into letting Caleb go have fun with all our family in Virginia so that he and I would have time to spend with each other and get the baby's room finished.
So, here I am, having a babymoon at home with Seth while my little sugar bear is 10 hours away!!!
I am enjoying my alone time with Seth...and goodness knows we won't get a chance like this again for a while so I am trying to make the most of every moment.
But I sure do miss my little man!
We are driving up this weekend to pick him up and I can't wait to kiss his cheeks!!!

Happy Birthday Sugar Bear Caleb...WE LOVE YOU!!!

4 comments:

Jessi said...

Awesome!! Love his big present! And how fun you get some alone time last minute! I'm sure your parents are having a blast!

Julie Danielle said...

What a cute party! Happy birthday to him :)

Angela said...

Looks like the party was a huge success! Great idea for a table runner too with the car mat! Who would have thought?? I'll have to save that one in my memory bank for one day when I have kids hehe

JG said...

Such a big boy! Happy Birthday, Caleb!