Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Ammon is THREE!!!

Ammon turned the big 3 last week! Such a fun age hes at(and thankfully hes coming out of the twos...hes a sweetheart but man, he wasn't using his "words" very much..more likely his teeth and fists...little hulk:) LOL. Ammon has such a special place in this Mama's heart. He is so loving and tender and sweet(to me, haha, jk he is to everyone, just don't tick him off:). When he is himself and rested and feeling good, he is the sweetest boy ever. He is so friendly and has never had a hard time with going to nursery at church(thank you child!). The nursery leader has told us several times that we sent her the "perfect child!" :) He loves to be silly and laugh-he and Cali were quite the duo this summer let me tell ya. I was just telling Joey the other day how hes got me wrapped around his little finger. If I take him to the grocery store with me and he asks for something(usually this would be a box of gummies or a lunchable..I'm not talking a new bike or something:), I pretty much say yes to anything. Haha. I can't say no when he smiles so sweetly and behaves so well there! He is my little helper there. His favorite things right now are Jake and the Neverland Pirates...Wonder Pets...and the Hulk(well he loves all the Avengers even though hes never really seen the shows/movies..he just somehow knows they are cool:) He also loooves his Tonka trucks and pushing them around on our back porch. He just got a couple of new ones from Joey's parents that he loves and has quite a set now. For his birthday, I think his favorite gift has to be the Jake Ship and characters he got from my mom and sister(I gave them a hint as to what he likes:) He has been playing with those non-stop since his party! He has them talk to each other..fight each other...he pushes the ship around the living room, shoots missiles, he even shares with Wesley and lets him be some "guys" too. Its so cute. Lately he has become a much more gentle big brother with Wesley and sees him as more than a baby, he calls Wesley his "brudder" and "fren" :) I love to see them playing together! The cute things Ammon says these days are, "Member?" or "Can I play this? Yes or no?" or "No fair!"(ok, thats NOT cute, but he says it unfortunately and has no idea what it means other than hes not happy about something, so its funny:) He talks about "good guys" and "bad guys" and when we watch a show he'll ask me if a guy is good or bad. Hes just such a boy. I love it.

And just a recent funny: The other day I was in his room with him and he walked backward and toppled backward right into his toybox. He looked a little embarrassed and then laughed, while his feet were sticking out, put his hands on his cheeks and said, "I fell in the toybox" and starting laughing even more. It was hilarious. Aubrey and I witnessed it and I will never forget that look on his face and how he laughed instead of cried like other kids might. He then need help outta there:) At night, he always wants me to take him to bed, read him a story, sing him a song, and tuck him in. I love that time with him. He gives me so many kisses and blows them to me as I walk out. And then we catch each others kisses in the air. Hes gonna be a heartbreaker yall:)

For his birthday I threw a small party the day after at our home. It was on Labor Day when I knew Joey would be off work to help me! I don't ever want Joey missing these kids special days(and plus, I need his muscles;) Ammon's actual birthday was the Sunday before and we let him open our gifts and sang him a birthday song with a hostess cupcake that day. His "friend" party was a Jake party(of course!). We aired up our kiddie pools/water toys and made it a fun little pirate water party with snacks and cupcakes. I'm not one of those people that goes crazy with stuff, but I do like to add special touches and come up with a couple of cute ideas. We just invited a few little friends of his and it was truly the perfect party for three year olds(other than the fact that it rained/sprinkled a little that day..which was no lightning so we partied on). I came up with the idea for the kids to go on a simple little treasure hunt towards the end. Aubrey was the leader:) She held a map and walked them around the yard with Ella and Cali until they made a circle back to our porch where we had a "treasure" in a box which was lots of different colored chocolate coins. I thought it looked magical:) Ella made the big red "X" to mark the spot. I divided up the coins and thats what I had them take home in bags as their goodie bags So easy, fun and cute. And that was it! Ammon had a blast with his little nursery buddies celebrating the big 3! I can't believe he'll be a Sunbeam in January. . .sigh. . .

Party time! One happy kid.

Water fun! 

 Look at that smile

Cramming snacks in his mouth. Thatta boy.

This kid was cracking us up. He looooved all the Jake figurines and tried to hold as many as he could throughout the party. He thought they were his. And was quite sad when he had to leave the party without them:) hahaha. I bet his mom will be buying these soon. Or Santa :) So cute.

 Ammon's face when he saw his cupcake cake for the first time... :)

 Daddy lighting the candles

The happy birthday song!

This might just be the sweetest picture ever.

And he blew them all out at once. Or twice. :) Go Ammon!

 Thankfully my friend Pam was taking pics during this part for me and got a shot of the cute cupcake cake. I didn't make it..Market Street did:)...but it was super cute! I'm so glad she took this picture or we would have no pic of it whatsoever, I forgot to!

 Eating the figuring from the cake. Or the frosting on it. I think he didn't actually eat Jake.

Treasure hunting

 Serious business.


Present time

 And oh my..Aubrey and Ella acting loco. Post-party party.


 Me and my silly big boy :)


Tara D. said...

Happy birthday Ammon! He clearly had an awesome birthday party; lucky little boy! :) And I laughed out loud here at work reading about him falling into the toy box. It sounds just plain adorable! He's such a cute kid.

Rick said...

He's a little character alright and those faces he makes.. can't help but smile. Love them all.

Emily said...

Ammon is seriously a sweet little boy! His party was adorable and fun :-) glad we got to see it! ~ Emily

Emily said...

Ammon is seriously a sweet little boy! His party was adorable and fun :-) glad we got to see it! ~ Emily

Emily said...

Ammon is seriously a sweet little boy! His party was adorable and fun :-) glad we got to see it! ~ Emily