May 25, 2011

Boy Turnin' Three

Isn't that just about the sweetest, most innocent little face you've ever seen?  Don't be deceived by those adorable baby blues, though.  This kid is a typical three-year-old. (Well, he's a typical three-year-old Park boy, that is.)  He likes to dump things out, throw things, and be destructive.  He enjoys climbing, wrestling, and sword play.  He is confident, assertive, and sometimes a bit bossy, but he is also thoughtful, inquisitive, and affectionate.  What can I say?  The Parks are passionate people. And this little guy...well, he makes me laugh every day (and makes me clean up a billion messes every day, too.)  Our lives would be pretty boring if we didn't have Garrett around.  Surely, he is something worth celebrating.

Garrett's 3rd Birthday Party:

I've been wanting to use this design concept for a birthday party invitation for a while now, and it just so happened that Garrett actually likes Toy Story. The timing was perfect, and the party wasn't too bad, either.

We celebrated with extended family when everyone was already together for Mother's Day.  Garrett opened presents (he was excited about his "lick-o-lish"), we sang Happy Birthday about five times because Grandpa kept lighting the candles, we ate green alien cupcakes (the idea came from here), we drank green slush, and we watched Garrett's year-in-review video. 

Garrett's Birthday on May 12th:

The birthday hoopla is simply to suit my fancy.  All Garrett really cares about is blowing out candles.  That being the case, I made sure to incorporate candle blowing throughout the entire day in each of his meal items of choice (french toast for breakfast and chicken nuggets for lunch).  Note to self: candles stuck in hot foods tend to melt, tip over, and leave a residue of wax within the food items.  

Garrett decided he wanted his birthday dinner to be pizza.  The older boys tried to convince him to go to Pizza Pie Cafe, but Jason and I were more "persuasive" and he chose to visit the local establishment of Two Jack's Pizza.

I made a small cake for our family to enjoy (and to give Garrett one final chance to blow out some more candles).  It turned out to be a compilation of ideas that I found on the internet.  I'm glad I took a picture the moment it was finished, because as I went to feed Ella, Garrett decided to eat the number 3, push Buzz Lightyear halfway into the cake, take a bite out of the headboard, and use Woody to smash footprints into the base of the bed.  Fortunately (or unfortunately), I was able to salvage some frosting from the garbage to fix all of the cake's blemishes. Awesome.

Happy 3rd Birthday, Garrett! 

This post authored by Amber


Noell said...

I love that little 3 year old! And Andy's bed cake is A.Mazing! But I don't expect any less from you :)

Mandy said...

That cake is awesome!

Joy said...

That cake is unbelievable! Very cute theme. And I had to "LOL" at those alien cupcakes. TOO funny & adorable! You should start up a cupcake business or something. Oh wait... :)
Garrett is a busy little character with the cutest face ever!

Pickle said...

way cute, love the cupcakes, the cake and all the candle blowing! :)