Thursday, April 14, 2011
Happy Happy Birthday-part 1
Happy Birthday, It's your Birthday.
Yup, we had a birthday in our house this last weekend and my little baby boy turned 3! I was laying in bed reflecting on what I was doing 3 years ago and the early months of Jackson life. He was such a good baby. A little fussy in the evenings which was solved with a walk around the apartment complex. Now as he says he is a "big boy".
We had a wonderful, low key birthday. We were going to go check out the zoo but it started raining so we ended up going to the aquarium and bio-park instead. The best part is the zoo, aquarium, and bio-park are all one membership. The kids LOVE the aquarium. It is small but pretty great. They had big sting rays (6ft wide) and a large shark tank with some pretty fierce sharks, we are talking big teeth that really stick out of their mouths. Jackson really liked the jellyfish and Liz spent a lot of her time on this giant starfish statue. I think Brandon was a little bit in shock at how active those two are. Running around, jumping, and screaming with excitement. (It is good for him to have a taste of what everyday outings are like with a 3 and a 1 1/2 year old, hehe).
When we were done looking at all the fish for the 3rd time around, we headed over to the bio park. It is a great park with separate biospheres. We spent about an hour and a half there and only saw about half the park. There was a toy train section where the kids could push a button and make the toy trains go. And of course it was a Thomas train which made Jack really excited being that Thomas is his current obsession. There was also an area with all these blown up statues like huge carrots and a giant water kettle. They had the best time running around and climbing on everything.
Then we went home and after the kiddos and dad took a nap we had cake and opened presents. I made Jack a Thomas cake and he was so nice to let Elizabeth blow out his candles. What a good brother right? He loved all his gifts including a Buzz Lightyear action figure and sleeping bad from Grandma Sandy and Grandpa Derek, and a dress up construction outfit from Grandma and Grandpa Stoker. He was so appreciative of everything saying thank you after he opened each present.
It was a great day in a new city and I got to spend it with my favorite people in the whole wide world.