Sunday, January 30, 2011

Landon Turns 3!

Landon turned 3 last Tuesday! Oh so fun! We tried to make sure the day was special for him. Everyone in our family wore GREEN - it's his favorite color.
He got to talk to his Aunt Jaime first thing in the morning on skype.
We brought cupcakes to his friends at church (with green frosting).

I let him pick what we had for dinner. His menu choice was hot dogs, french fries, and carrots.

We opened presents and cards from several of his grandparents. And cards from great-grandparents, cousins, and aunts and uncles. (So.....are we bad? We don't really get our kids presents at this stage in the game. If they need something, we get it for them. And they get spoiled with toys from everyone else!)
We let him go to the toy store and pick out some new cars. (If you are on the Toys R' Us birthday list, they send you a $3 gift certificate on your birthday, which for Landon that equals 3 new Hot Wheels cars!)

And he got to spend a night at Moppy and Poppy's house this past weekend. They requested to have him come spend the night for a special overnighter (no little brother!).
We had his 3-year old check up at the doctor's the day after his birthday. He immediately associates the doctor's office with shots, suckers, and stickers. While we were getting ready to go, the following conversation took place:
Landon: Mom, do I need to get any shots?
Me: I don't know. You might.
Landon: I think they ran out of shots.
They didn't. He got two of them. He did really good leading up to it though. The doctor even told him that he'd be getting shots and he handled it like a trooper up until just seconds before they actually stuck him. As for his stats, he's averaged out on height and weight - pretty much in the 50th percentile for both. BUT he's potty-trained and has great verbal and motor skills for his age.
I know this is Landon's birthday post, but Tate had his 18-month check-up at the same time. 50/75th percentile for weight, but 90th for height! He might just pass his brother up some day!
Anyways. We're grateful for every moment we have gotten with these guys! Just praying that we are able to raise them to know Jesus and teach them how to love and live life with purpose!

3 comments:

Adam's Mom said...

Why does it seem like little kids age three times as fast as they should! Thanks for letting us be a part of Landon's 3rd birthday.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting about Landon and his birthday. I like the way you let him pick his meal and that you all wore his favorite color. I remember letting you kids pick your favorite meal and cake, but never thought about picking the color. And, I think picking out his own toys at a store would be great.
Becca's MOM

Shannon said...

How are our little ones growing up so fast?!? Miss you so much!!!