Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Happy Birthday, Drew!

Drew turned 3 yesterday, but we actually celebrated on Saturday so that Nathan could be here with us.  Drew was perfectly happy to celebrate early, although he kept saying he wasn't *really* 3 yet.  Yesterday he and Micah were bickering about something, and he said that it was his birthday, and Micah said, "No, Drew, we just CELEBRATED early.  You're still not 3 yet."  Micah did not really believe us that it actually was in fact Drew's real birthday, and he was in fact 3.
Drew was happy to get some fun books and a plastic motorcycle with guys to go on it.  He's a big fan of motorcycles, which he calls "noisemakers" for some unknown reason.
I didn't ask Drew what kind of cake he wanted.  I was up last Friday after Thanksgiving, and I realized that if we were going to have a cake the next day, I'd better bake one then so it could cool.  I needed an idea that could be made really quickly, and a "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle" came to mind. So I only used one box of cake mix, and I baked an 8" round plus a ovalish casserole dish.  Then early Saturday morning, before everyone else was up, I cut off the bottom on the round cake to fit on top of the oval cake, and I cut the part from the bottom in half to make the bandana.  It didn't take very long, and Drew was happy with it, even though he's not a super-big fan of TMNT.  He might be, but he's never seen a show or anything really, LOL.  Micah went to a ninja turtle-themed birthday party a few weeks ago, and Theodore L. is a huge fan, so that's pretty much been his only exposure.  Since the girls have preferred cupcakes or some other dessert, I've had a nice break from making cakes!
Verity was a big fan of the cake, obviously.
Drew loves playing with this bulldozer from Grandma and Grandpa G.  Bob suggested leaving the little driver guy tied into the seat, like it came, but so far amazingly the guy hasn't been lost.  Let's give it a few more days . . . Drew actually lost his favorite Batman pajamas about a week ago, and we are all scratching our heads as to where they could possibly have disappeared to.  He has a gift!  

I am happy to report that Drew's potty woes seem to be over.  It's as if August and September never even happened!  Who can fathom the mind of a 2 year old.  Now that he is 3, though, hopefully he has put childish things, like peeing all over the floor, behind him.  Drew really talks a lot now too.  I love to see his little brain work to describe things and to communicate.  He is so much fun!  He definitely doesn't have the temper that Micah did, so that's a blessing.  I no longer take that for granted!  He's sweet little boy who loves all his older siblings, and his one little baby sister.  We thank the Lord for putting Drew in our family!

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