Sunday, January 11, 2009

My Birthday Boy

Carter celebrated his third birthday yesterday. Yep, my baby boy is now three years old. Man time flies.
For his birthday we threw him a Pirate birthday party. Oh he has been looking forward to it for forever. He was sooo excited. It was supposed to be at a park, but since the day ended up being rainey and windy, we decided last minute to have it at our apartment.
The party was great, at least I thought so anyway. The kids all played for awhile and then we had them paint treasure chests that we had found at a craft store. After the painting they played for a little longer and then it was cake and present time!
We had all the kids sit on the floor for the cake and presents, and while I brought the cake out, we sang to Carter. The funny part was that Carter had no idea we were singing to him and that I was bringing out a cake, so for half of the song, everyone was pointing at me and trying to get him to turn around. He finally did and then he got all excited and hopped up to look at his cake.
With the help of all his little friends, he was able to get his candles blown out. :) Carter then opened up his gifts from his friends and then we had cake! He was pretty spoiled. He got another pirate boat, a book and game, candy, transformers, cars, and a kite. He is love with each and every toy. So did his friends. :) They hurried and ate their cake and then ran off to play some more. I might add that halfway through eating his cake, Carter decided to ditch the fork and eat the cake on his belly with no hands. Yeah, he totally just dug in. His friends thought that was great and joined in later too. Man my floor was sticky. It was pretty funny though, watching them basically act like dogs as they licked up their plates.
So Carter had a great day. Donuts for breakfast, presents from us, noodles (he loves noodles) for lunch, a party, and then panini's and candy for dinner. Who could ask for more?
I might add that Carter's party consisted of 3 boys, not including him, and one girl. Carter does have other friends that are girls, unfortunately all are now gone because of the hurricane. Not dead gone, just moved. ha.

Even Elmo is participating in the birthday extravaganza.
Carter's presents from Mom and Dad that he opened earlier.

Here is my attempt to make a treasure map on the cake. haha. Like my fish? So sad. . . .

Brampton and Cardston. Cardston is the one sporting the eye patch! Yo ho ho.

The boys playing in Carter's room. Arrr Matey.

The boys gathered around for the present opening. Kerry (sp?), the one girl, is up on a chair with her mom. I think the boys kind of intimidated her.

Eating the cake. Carter's face was covered in frosting at the end.

Megan really had a good time at the party! hahaha. She's with our friend Mike in this picture.


Whidget said...

Cute photos--fun party!! Wish we could have been there, matey!! Give Carter a kiss for us!


Briana said...

Happy Birthday, Carter. We wish we could have been there, Matey!

Stephanie said...

Thanks for inviting us to the party! We really enjoyed ourselves.

Tiffany Fackrell said...

how fun, happy birthday Carter!! Glad you clarified that those girls weren't "dead gone" but had just moved. so funny!

love ya,

Tiffany Fackrell said...

how fun, happy birthday Carter!! Glad you clarified that those girls weren't "dead gone" but had just moved. so funny!

love ya,

Jackie said...

What a super fun party! We are sad we missed it! It looks AMAZING!

Lori said...

Happy Birthday Carter!!! Looks like you had some FUN!!! What a good mom!

Robin Conner said...

Cute party. I loved your cake, very creative and cute! I can't believe he's already 3! When you moved into the ward he was still practially a baby! Crazy. Good luck on the potty training thing. Boys are much harder and more stubborn! The more you push, the more they will rebell, so just be patient and reward the good behavior and he'll pull through when he's ready, but it is a long road with boys... ugggg! ;) You'll be so surprised with the difference in EVERYTHING with your girl. They are so different!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping us up to date. I also loved your Christmas card. These days are the best.....

Aunt Lynn

Mike and Andrea McEntire said...

Rockin' party dude!

CAMI said...

We Saw Sandy And she was telling us about this party- what a fun idea! Happy Birthday Carter!

The Beus Gang

Bo, Cassidy, and Carter Beus