Here is one of my catch up posts as Sasha had his third birthday way back in October. I didn't want to leave out this post though. Last year, Sasha's first year home with us, we threw him a huge party... the party he had never had. His birthday had never been celebrated, not even on his actual day of birth, so we wanted to give a party like he had never seen! It was wonderful. He loved it and we loved it. This year, I became a bit nostalgic and sad that I was not there on his actual day of birth... such an unbelievable time between a mother and a child. So, I decided that this year, we would have a very small, intimate party with just us. This too was wonderful and just what we needed. Sasha loved it and was so excited when he woke up from his nap and saw the house decorated with his favorite red guy, Elmo! Here are the pics from that special day...
He was so excited when he woke up from his nap and saw the house was transformed for his party. He was beaming! I'll never forget the look on his face... what a joy!
The cake I made him. I am not a big fan of a lot of food coloring, so this was my solution. To not have the whole cake be a big giant red monster but rather to just put his face on top. Sasha loved it!
Admiring his cake...
Pointing out his cake, in case I had not seen it...
Checking to make sure he has a birthday banner up, just like his brothers, in the exact spot the others were placed. Such a smartie!
Such a cutie!
Our perfect little party. Sasha had one of his favorite treats for dinner too... mac n cheese!
Such a cute older brother!
He was pretty excited to be the center of attention while we were singing Happy Birthday!
Sasha actually ate his cake this year! Last year he wouldn't touch it.
Brooks tried to get Sasha to eat his cake on his own, like this..
Heath tried too...
Daddy tried too but alas, all the attempts were unsuccessful. Sasha just laughed at them!
Elmo pinata before it got smashed. It was kind of sad hitting Elmo... I mean, look how happy he is!
His brothers got him a candy jar filled with his favorite treats, M&M's! He loved that!
An Elmo costume for Halloween!
An Elmo shirt... what's not to love!
This was his big gift... an "aquarium" (that plugs in & doesn't require food or water changes, yay!) from Gram & Pa. He loved it as did his brothers as well! This is from the next day... Sasha couldn't get enough of it!
Telling me all about everything he sees...