Ty had is third birthday. The eve of his birthday, after he went to bed, the girls and I wrapped his presents, blew up balloons, and made his cake and some cupcakes to take to nursery. When he woke up the morning of his birthday, he was so excited about the balloons on the wall (it was suppose to look like a 3). Then, he saw his presents sitting on the table and said, "Christmas"! We kept saying Ty its your birthday! He was a little confused, but by the end of the day he understood it was his birthday. The day after his birthday he kept saying, "It's Tys Birthday!"
Ty loved his presents. He got 3 new planes from the movie planes (Dusty Crop hopper, Blade, and Gunner) Those were probably his favorite presents. He also got a car ramp thing for his cars, a teenage mutant ninja turtles movie, the little engine that could movie, and a new cars bed.
Ty was so animated and excited about every gift.
Now that Ty has a new big boy bed he is no longer sleeping in his crib. Willow needs the crib, otherwise he probably would have been content to stay in the crib for a while longer. He never once in three years tried climbing out of it. That is why it took me so long to transition him to a bed. He was perfectly content with the crib, but I decided it was time for Willow to move out of the pack n play and have a crib. I might regret this decision when nap time rolls around for Ty.
I made him this cute car/3 cake. He loved it.
Ty blew out his candle after we sang about four words to the song, 'Happy Birthday'
He loved his cake and icecream. His birthday was on a Sunday this year so we also took cupcakes to nursery during church for him to share with all the nursery kids. So he got double the cake this year!
We took the kids to the park (one of Ty's favorite things to do) to burn off some of the sugar from his birthday cake and ice cream sugar high.
When we got home from the park, Ty totally crashed in his new big boy bed. He was exhausted from all the birthday festivities. We absolutely love our Ty man and we are so happy we have him in our family. Life just wouldn't be the same without him. He is energetic, funny, stubborn (could be the age), strong willed (also could be the age), sweet, loving.. . to name a few of his personality traits. He is obsessed with cars, airplanes, tractors, dinosaurs, and trains. He loves apple juice. He is a junk food junkie like Addison and is a picky eater. I am working on introducing new foods to him, but he has his 5 staples (chicken nuggets, mac n cheese, yogurt, bacon, cereal). He will eat a few other foods on a regular basis, but those are his favorites. Ty potty trained a few weeks ago and to my surprise is was pretty easy. I thought he would be a nightmare to potty train, but he did it in about a week and hasn't had any accidents since. He even stays dry at night. This was a huge blessing. I was so dreading potty training him, that probably why I waited until he was almost 3, but it worked out in my favor because he was ready and it was easy on both of us. Ty loves playing outside. He loves our dog fluffy. He is a great kid. I hope we can survive his year of the terrible 3's though. This is the year when kids are hard, but I have high hopes. We LOVE Ty.