Sunday, March 14, 2010

Third Birthday Party

Drew's family birthday party was last night. He celebrated with his cousin, Brandon, who turned 13 on Wednesday and Sherry, another family friend with a birthday this week. The party was at Brandon's house.
I apologize for this first blurry photo. It was the best I had to show Drew opening his gifts. Drew was quite spoiled this year by the family. He got lots of trains, a Thomas backpack, an engineer hat, scarf, and whistle, some movies, a Thomas bubble machine, some Moon Sand, an Easter outfit, and a train table! He got right to work playing with his new trains.
His cousin, Danny, who is about 2 months older than Drew, loves Thomas too. They had fun playing with all the new trains.
I made the cake again this year, and I tried to make a little section for each birthday person. Brandon loves to golf, Sherry loves the Red Wings, and Drew loves Thomas. Their loves were each represented on this cake.
Here are the birthday people while we sang "Happy Birthday."
Drew clapped at the end along with everyone else.
Drew got very serious when it came time to eat his cake. In this picture, you can see the big bruise on his forehead. We went out to see Jim at work on Friday, and while we were there, I took Drew to the ladies room to use the bathroom. As we were going in, the door came swinging back hard, and Drew got hit in the head by the doorknob. He cried, and in a matter of about 30 seconds, he had a big, purple knot. The swelling has gone down a lot, and the bruise is fading, but he still looks a little beat up. He also has a cold right now, so his first week of being three has been a bit rough!
Drew loved his cake!
Jim's sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Larry, bought Drew this beautiful train table for his birthday. Sharon dropped it off at our house yesterday morning so we wouldn't have to take it across town in the rain several times between the store, the party, and back to our house. Jim put it together after work yesterday afternoon, and Drew has been playing with it almost all day today.
The table top is two-sided, and right now, Drew is using the side with grooves cut into it. He can run his trains along in the grooves instead of using his tracks. We can also flip the board and use our tracks on the smooth side.
We are so thankful for the three years that Drew has been a part of our lives, and we are thankful for all the people who love him and are so kind and generous to him. We are very blessed!

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