Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Celebrating Malachi!

Yesterday we spent the day celebrating Malachi and all the joy he has brought to our family in these last 3 years!  Peter took the day off work and the three of us went off to have a great time together.  3 is already proving to be a fun age as Malachi understands us more and we could make a big deal about his birthday and he was actually really excited about the day!  

We started the morning off with some special Mickey Mouse Funfetti Cake Waffles and singing Happy Birthday to our big boy!  

Then it was off to the Children's museum where Malachi had the run of the place!  It was fun to go to a place  completely designed for small children so he couldn't really get in to too much trouble!  He loved the giant water tables and we had a hard time convincing him that there were other fun places in the museum to check out too!

Next stop was the grocery store to buy some yummy food.  He had quite the cart full of goodies to check out.  Note the tie that he insisted on wearing for his birthday.  He was quite the handsome little boy and got lots of compliments on how sharp he looked!

                           Then it was time to do a little construction and building with daddy!

We always joke that he is going to grow up to be a doctor and I have to say he looked the part with his little tie and stethoscope going on :)

The water room had a close tie with the music and theater room. He asked to go back and play more in both rooms.

He had the ABC board ALL to himself.   No surprise that he spotted that and had to stop and play with some letters.

Driving the school bus.  He wanted Daddy to ride but Daddy didn't fit.

The digging room.  I thought it was pretty cool and he did too!

Then it was back to the water room for some more water play.

And back to the music room where he ran around and controlled the lights and sounds.

We finally convinced him he was hungry and that it was time to go get some lunch.  He has been saying for weeks that he was having a cheeseburger and fries for his birthday so that is where we went!

                                                    I love this picture of my boys :)

The meal was complete with some singing and a sundae which he didn't touch but he thought was pretty cool!

And finally we were off to the toy store so he could pick out a small toy for his birthday.  Something that you may not know, if you sign up for the toysrus birthday club your child will get a $3 gift certificate to spend on their birthday.  Of all the toys in the store we were surprised he picked out a tool set. But there have definitely been a lot of tools being used in our house these days so it does fit!

We had a great birthday with our little big man!  The birthday celebration week isn't over just yet.  There is plenty more to come!