Friday, May 7, 2010

3rd Birthday

Pea had a great 3rd birthday on April 11th. We celebrated with a family party at our house. In fact, it was the last party at our old house! I still can hardly believe he is three already! What happened to my baby? Well, he's still my baby, though a very big one! He had his three year wellness appointment a couple weeks ago and he is 40" tall and weighs 38lbs. This places him in the 97th percentile on US charts. It's amazing to think that he was only in the 10th percentile for the first 6 months of his life. I am afraid of what my grocery bill is going to be when he is 14!

Pea has such a loving, sweet spirit and is so full of fun and adventure. He is so inquisitive about everything and his imagination has exploded! I love watching him explore and come up with new adventures. He keeps us busy catching sharks, climbing volcanoes, fighting fires, fishing, going on train rides, and more. Who knew we could do so much in one evening?!?! What a fun, fun age (so far!).

One of pea's many obsessions is sea life. He initially wanted a Barracuda cake, but...thankfully he changed his mind to a whale. (Remember when he REALLY wanted to be a giant clam for halloween?!?!?!)
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Pea and his boy cousins. They have so much fun together running wild.
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Checkin' out the birthday loot.
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A bike!!! Doesn't he look GIANT on this bike?!?!
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The bubble maker was a huge hit!
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Playin' some birthday golf.
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And...my mom and her broken elbow. She actually broke her elbow a few days before pea's birthday. She was carrying pea and tripped on the sidewalk. They both went down hard. Pea was okay though he went through a period of shock after the chain of events (possible minor concussion) and my mom ended up in surgery the following week. She is on the mend, but it will be a slow process. Can you believe it? (Well, given that pea is already about half her size, it's really no surprise he could take her down!)
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7 comments:

Terri said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
What a big boy on your new bike!!!

Lund7 said...

Happy Birthday to Eli! What a tall boy he is! He's 2 weeks older than my little man and Peter is quite a bit shorter...he's going to be a little guy!

aamayna said...

Happy bray pea! He is sooo tall!! What acutie! Yourpoormom, that must have been some fall!

Danny and Brittney said...

Happy B-day!!!!! Love the bike.
Watch out mom. He may be taller than you sooner than you think.

Gardenia said...

happy big 3 to Pea, and ouch! hope you mom mends ok. she's beautiful!

Bobbi said...

Your poor Mom!! Thankfully, they are both ok (so to speak!)

Look at how big he is???? How is this happening!?!? I love his hair!! and that smile.

I can't believe he is almost a year younger than Reese and so much bigger than him!!

Love the cake! You are very talented

Nicole said...

I can't believe he's 3! I remember when you posted your first picture of him! Wow, how time flies! I'm so very happy for all 3 of you!