Sunday, April 28, 2013


Dear Camden,

Today you are three.

 1. 2. 3!

Gigi, Papa and Lolo came in for the weekend to celebrate with you.  They arrived on Friday with awesome donuts from a shop in their town.  We stripped your sister down because she tends to make a mess and you insisted on stripping down too.  Underwear donuts it is then.  Can't think of a better way to kick off a birthday weekend.


On Saturday you got a haircut, went to Riley's soccer game, spent some fun time with Gigi, Papa and Lolo and then got dinner at Red Robin.  The servers sang to you after dinner and you were pretty pleased with all the attention, and sugar.  Oh the sugar.  I wasn't sure you were going to be able to sleep last night what with all the sweets and the excitement for your birthday.

You have been patiently waiting for your birthday to come.  Everyday for the last month (at least) when I would get you up in the morning you would say, "It my birthday?" "I want a minja turtle.  The blue one!" You were so excited when I opened your door and said, "TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY!" and sang 'Happy Birthday' to you while I gave you 'moochies all over your sweet face.

You came downstairs and saw all the decorations your Daddy, Gigi and Lolo put up for you.  You immediately attacked the balloons and then noticed the stack of presents on the table.  You ripped into them pretty quickly.

Of course, we got you the blue ninja turtle and you were so happy!

But we didn't stop there. You now have all four "minja" turtles.

Gigi, Papa and Lolo had to head home shortly after you opened your presents.  We took a few pictures of you with them before they had to go.

You had some down time to play with your new turtles before we got ready and asked you what you wanted to do for your birthday.  You kept telling us "Go to the store!"  You never said  which store, even when we prompted you, but we figured you probably meant somewhere you could get toys.

So after lunch, Toys R Us was our first stop.  You found a Mater and space shuttle toy right when you walked in that you wanted.  You are very into spaceships lately.  You would have given it up for this car if we had let you though.  Although I think you would have had to fight your Daddy to drive it.

After that we went to about 5 more stores in search of things we still needed for your big birthday party next weekend. You were happy as could be about going to stores, so much so that after each one we would ask what you wanted to do next and you would say "Go to the store!" You and your sister were so cute as we were leaving the last one.

She was making you laugh by pretending to be the "Iron Monster".

You two can bicker, but you also love her dearly and she loves you.  Riley was so happy for you on your birthday.  She was so patient, kind, loving and understanding that it was your special day.  It's hard for Riley to share the attention sometimes and I knew today would be a test of her patience, but she was just wonderful all day for you, her best buddy.

While you ate dinner and relaxed a bit I got your cake all ready to go.  You were anxious for that cake. You even demanded it after you ate all your breakfast this morning.

I love the look of joy on your face as Daddy rounded the corner with your cake all aglow.

You knew just what to do with the candles this time and waited while we sang "Happy Birthday" one more time.  You heard that song a lot today.  In fact Tata, Tutu and Gammy called to sing to you at different times today too.



I realized after your shower tonight that Daddy and I did not take one single picture with you today.  So I raced downstairs with your freshly washed self and asked Daddy to take our picture.

I made sure to get one of you and Daddy too!

Camden, you are such a joy!

Three years with you have just flown by. I have to admit I'm having a hard time with you getting older. I am so very thankful that you are healthy, happy and growing, but you're my last baby and I just don't want to let you go. Thank you for another year full of lots of laughs and lots of love. We all love you so much!   Happy third birthday little man!


Thanks for leaving us some love!