Monday, July 16, 2012


Somehow, we celebrated a third birthday this weekend. Three. I can hardly believe it. His actual birthday is Wednesday, but it didn't matter to him. All that mattered is that there was cake, a piñata, friends, and a park. As always, I didn't pick up my camera nearly enough, but also as always, it was a truly beautiful day surrounded by friends and family who we love so very much.


There was playing


And piñata hitting

Candy pile!

Present unwrapping
Tommy didn't entirely understand how this worked and kept saying, "Can I take this home?" or "Is this mine?"

There were cute babies


And cute big kids


And one seriously tired birthday boy... we live four miles from the park where we had his party. He was asleep before we reached our driveway.

Every year on his birthday, I count our blessings for all the love and happiness we have surrounding us. This year, I felt like I counted more than ever. We are so very blessed.

Tommy's 2nd birthday
Tommy's 1st birthday


Anna said...

It was so much fun to be apart of Tommy's 3rd birthday!! Evan had such a great time :)

Crooked Eyebrow said...

It was a wonderful day!

Eden is still talking about it.

Thea @ It's Me Vs. Me said...

I'm glad the weather held out for you! Happy Birthday, Tommy!

Lyndsay said...

You know it was a good party when you end up passed out in the back seat. Nice work Tommy!

(and Happy Birth-day momma!)... on Wednesday.

keli [at] kidnapped by suburbia said...

THREE!! I can't believe he's [almost] three!! such a sweet crazy boy. I sure do love him! <3

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

I'll never forget reading his birth story. I was hanging out in the ICU waiting for my sweet grandma to die and I kept checking in to see if you had had your baby yet. And what a crazy story that was! Happy Birthday to Tommy!

Aubs said...

What a cutie!!! Our little guys birthday is Wednesday too!!

anymommy said...

I can not believe that our babies are three years old. It seems like yesterday that you were catching him on your staircase. xoxox.

self body fitness said...

Happy return of the day tommy. i love more and more that event. Kids are so cute.

Julie said...

Next year I would like a driver so I can pass out in the back seat. :-) I, also, cannot believe he is 3! As always, he party was delightful-- so good to see everyone and enjoy the summer day!

Such The Spot said...

Blessed indeed. And can I just say how refreshing it is to read a post about a birthday party that doesn't appear to have been organized, planned and put on by some Hollywood hot shot? Love the simplicity of a park and a pinata and people who mean the most to you. Happy birthday rocket man!