people always told me when you have a kiddo your heart will be filled with an amount of love that's completely unimaginable.
and then your kiddo turns three and your heart has managed to fill even more. grow so big that it just about explodes. no wait. it blew up. splat.
this year danny understood what a birthday is to a kid. presents. cake. me me me. he was super excited leading up to today as was i. it's his special day after all. today rolled around and buds was simply grateful the entire day. every single birthday wish was given the response "thank you". as a parent that is figuring it out as we go, it felt like we were doing something right.
we fine dined at dunkin donust where mr. bday requested munchkins and chocolate milk. side note. this town needs to open a dorite because those munchkins tasted like rodent poop compared to the deliciousness my taste buds crave on a daily basis. anyhow, next up was a birth day surprise trip to jump zone, where we ran for almost 2 hours straight. we bounced. we flew down the giant slide. and laughed and laughed and laughed. good god this kid is the best!
to balance out all the gigglin', we took a trip to visit our family practitioner. germs don't quit just because it's your birthday. this kiddo has a mega cough coupled with an ugly wheeze. the doc set buds up with some bday roids to get his lungs in order. the nurse set buds up with a slew of birthday stickers. everyone extended loads of birthday wishes, followed by holiday wishes, concluding with best of luck on that marathon you psycho and have an amazing trip. love our group. love them.
birthday boy fought hard but lost the nap battle. he snoozed for a solid 2 hours. they were much needed and adorable. there's tiny fleeting moments during nap time where danny will make a face. the same face he made as a teeny tiny heart breaker. it's completely surreal. when he awoke he handed me my next 'stuff danny says' post on a platter. kid is hilarious!
it was a touch late at this point, so lunch needed to be petite. we split a homemade quesadilla. bday boy was adamant that he did. not. want. a. quesadilla. until i started taking bites of mine and screaming how good it was. he giggled so hard he shattered glass...then inhaled his half of his mexican sandwich.
we had just enough time to run some errands before bob got home from work. i even had enough time to set up a hot wheels track, which is a miracle, let me tell you. and i'm not sure who had more fun with that thing because i was having quite the time attempting to run three cars at once. i totally did it. champion of the world right here.
of course dinner was another fine dining experience at choo choo johnny's where meals are served on train wheels. meals and birthday ice cream with a candle and a choo choo ride and a model train. let's just say buds enjoyed dinner.
we came right home for what buds patiently waited all day long for. presents! buds wasn't the only one waiting. boy was i giddy to spoil him. i've been collecting since august. little sales here and there and i collected quite the pile. danny's bday is tough too because it falls weeks away from another present heavy day. after christmas, it feels like for.ev.er. before we get to go nuts on him, so today is always especially exciting. he loved everything. he was grateful for everything.
and just because birthday ice cream had already occurred, doesn't mean we weren't going to have cake and sing and stolat. you bet we did. it was goooood. i love cake. then buds showered up and played a little more. and sadly it was time for bed.
i'm mega bummed this day is over. my heart is over flowing with love for this kiddo. he is constantly telling bob and i 'you're my best friend'. the reality is, he's totally our best friend. he's the best person to talk with. to hang out with. to just be with. best best best and i couldn't have asked for a more perfect little guy to call my son.
with another year behind us, i'm almost devastated that time is speeding faster than light. yet thrilled with what we have to look forward to. his brain is changing so rapidly, some of the things that come out of his mouth are just too much. seriously. the pledge of allegiance. c'mon.
happy birthday big guy. buds. d buds. daniel wilson buds. my very best friend.