Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Little Monster Baby!!!

I simply cannot believe this baby boy is 3 already... not a day goes by that I am not amazed by the idea that he truly is not a baby anymore.  These 3 years have flown by- and he remains the best surprise of my life.  Zachary embodies every characteristic which we so lovingly refer to as the "terrible 2's and 3's"- he embraces his place in this family as the "little monster"and it kinda scares me how good he is at charming his way out of his bad behaviors.

Zachary knew his birthday was coming... and I thought that I could get away with one more year of having just a small family birthday party.  Boy was I wrong.  A couple months ago Zac started talking about this lavish birthday party he was planning for himself that involved ALL his friends and family- and when I suggested maybe a small gathering, he acted as if I just asked him to cut off his right hand.  So, he I decided that maybe a small birthday party involving some of his friends would be the way to go... I also came up with the idea of taking little goody-bags and treats to Ms. Tanier's house and so it would seem like a mini-party at school as well.

The day of his birthday started off as any birthday in our family will start off... we woke him up by singing "Happy Birthday"- and he couldn't have been more excited when we opened that door and started our song.  He immediately jumped up and down on his bed yelling and clapping... adorableness.  He enjoyed his breakfast- he requested cake... and honestly, how could I turn it down?  How much less healthy is cake compared to donuts?  I can't imagine there's any sort of difference... at least that's what I keep telling myself!

Our kiki-monster had a great birthday... as much as I may complain or make snide remarks about his behaviors, I adore my "spirited" child.  I simply cannot imagine how dull our lives would be without his presence... and I feel so blessed for the presence he brings to this family.

 {someone was getting a touch jealous of all the attention being placed on the "other" brother}

Deacon could not stand how slowly Zac was opening his gifts... so we finally let Deacon "help"  

 Our traditional birthday dinner... Coniglio Family Spaghetti Sauce

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