Thursday, February 14, 2008

On love and birthdays

A Happy Valentine's Day to you...and a very happy birthday to a certain 3 year old.

It seems fitting that his birthday should happen to fall on today when he was 3 weeks early and there was really no thought of him being born near this holiday. It was just meant to be. Kind of like the period at the end of a sentence....the nearly 4 year wait is over. Period. You finally have a child of your own. A perfectly sweet day.

We knew our Valentine's Day would never be on the 14th again and we will gladly give it up over and over and over again for him.

If there was any doubt in my mind about sharing today than it was settled this morning when I gave him a hug and kiss and told him happy birthday. We went downstairs and on the table was a card and few little chocolates from Jeremy for me. Ian saw them and started yelling..."PRESENTS! Ian's birthday!". I could hardly tell him no so we shared a few nuggets for breakfast. I mean after is his birthday.

We have a little family party planned for Saturday morning. He's so excited to have a birthday all to himself and he sings the birthday song complete with the quick blow at the end for the imaginary candles that he knows will be there.

He's such a boy. He's busy and very active and loves anything that drives fast and roars loudly. I know I said before that I was sad about him turning 3 because it meant he was getting older. But now that it's here, I couldn't be happier. While I'll never want him to hurry and grow up, I love seeing him become this boy who can carry on a conversation and tell little jokes that he thinks are so funny.

I decided to make him a cape. It's reversible and I'm so happy with how it turned out. He saw me ironing all the fabric last night and kept asking me what I was making. I told him..something special...and he seemed fine with that answer. Can't wait for him to see it on Saturday.

Happy happy 3rd birthday Ian.



Adam and Raechell said...

Happy Birthday Ian! :D He is going to love his new cape. That is so fun.
(My brother was born today too! So, I thought of both of them when I woke this morning. :))
What a fun day! Love you all.

Bonnie and Fred said...

Happy Birthday Ian!! A special day for an Oh-so-special boy. Hope you have a great birthday party! Love, Gram and Gramp C

Sarah@mommyinjapan said...

Hey, Misaki's birthday is on Valentine's Day, too! She was born at 12:25am so she just squeaked in. I also knew that it would mean the end of Valentine's Day for us as a couple, too, but I didn't expect that moving to Japan would change our lives even more. In Japan, girls give guys chocolates on Valentine's Day so now there is no chance of someone thinking romantic thoughts in my honor. Boo-hoo!

Happy Birthday Ian!

Merredith and Bruce said...

Happy 3rd Birthday Ian!!! Can't wait to see pictures of you and your new birthday cape!!!

The Uytioco's said...

Happy Birthday Ian!!! I can't believe the kids are 3 already. Time sure does fly when you're having fun.

Sarah@mommyinjapan said...

In response to your question on my blog, in Japan March 14th is the day for guys to reciprocate any gifts they received on Valentine's Day. They give marshmallow treats instead of chocolate. An unusual rule is that you can't give a gift to a girl if you didn't receive a chocolate from her so guys are kind of out of luck if the girl they like didn't get anything for them. Also, guys can't refuse gifts on VD, either. Way too many rules!

Sarah@mommyinjapan said...

March 14th is called White Day which probably has something to do with the marshmallows...

Andrea said...

Thanks for all the birthday wishes to Ian!

Sarah..that's so funny. A holiday with rules :-). I guess on the other hand it makes sure that each spouse/significant other gets a full day to be spoiled. Hopefully anyway!