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.
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!