Joseph turned 3 earlier this month but with dance and garden produce life took me away from the blog for basically the whole month. We had a quiet birthday relatively speaking. With five kids I define quiet a bit differently than Webster's would.
Waiting for a dentist appointment one July day Samuel and I ran across this cute cupcake idea in an old issue of Family Fun. I knew instantly it would be the perfect birthday cake for Joseph. He loves to sign and say the word fish..."ish". They were surprisingly easy to put together, easy enough that a seven year old could make the finished product look like a candy fish.
Joseph didn't waste any time eating the candy off the top, and then the frosting and then most of the cake. That's what 3 year olds do. I on the other hand like to have equal parts of candy, frosting and cake in my bite, but that's what grown-ups do.
There were presents. And he liked to open them slowly, tearing off some paper and then shredding it to bits before tearing off more wrapping. Sam could only take this so long before he jumped in to help speed up the process.
He needed fall clothes to fit his expanding waistline. Oh wait that's me with the expanding waistline. But still he needed some good fall clothes for good fall days. The boys were horrified that he got so many clothes and the girls were jealous. I can't do anything right.
Hands down his favorite gift was the tractor loader and the regifted plastic bear (from Sam). I still love all the new clothes, especially the pajamas because the girls argue over who's going to get him ready for bed and that means my job is a tad easier. I wonder if I got a new washing machine if they'd argue over who gets to do the laundry. I bet not!
WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH JOSEPH!