Monday, August 9, 2010

Buster is 3!

Emerson had a very special birthday this year.  Nana, Boppa and Ry flew in to Phoenix the night before his birthday.  Here are a few of the highlights from his birthday:
Emerson waiting to blow out the candles
The buzz cake was such a pain.  The first time we made the cake it fell apart coming out.  I should have just ran to the store and bought a cake but I was determined so we started over.  The cake was ready for us to start decorating 5 min before the party started.  This left my mom and dad to finish the cake.  They had hardly any time and they did a great job.  
Emerson opening presents
The kids made pirate hats, eyepatches and swords.
The kids with their pirate gear
We went to dinner with my family after the party.

It was such a fun birthday and emers felt so loved by his cute friends and family!

Now for my "sappy" part.....I love this little boy so much.  Mike and I can listen to him for hours.  He says so many funny and innocent things.  Our world would be so different without him.  We feel so blessed to have him in our family.  Emerson has always felt a little older to me than he actually is but for some reason as soon as he "turned 3" I got a little sad.  I can't believe how big he is getting.  He started soccer and is starting preschool tomorrow.  I thought about keeping him at home with me to postpone the school thing but he is ready and wants to go, so in a small way I need to let go a little and let him have fun and feel like a "big boy."   I can already tell that I am going to have a major meltdown when he starts kindergarten.  Good thing I have a couple years to prepare:)  

Happy birthday buster boy.  Your family loves you so much!


4 comments:

Rachel said...

So cute, I can't believe he is three! That is so neat that your parents made it down there for his Birthday, what a great birthday present! I think that buzz cake turned out so cute! So sweet.

Linsey said...

Love you Emerson!

Staci said...

We've had his (and your) birthday cards sitting on our kitchen counter for weeks now. I can't believe we never sent those. I'm so glad that your family was able to be there and Katelyn waited her turn for her day so your family could be there for Emerson's day. What a cute birthday idea, I'm glad everything worked out. We love and miss you guys!

Kelsey and Riley said...

this comment is waaaay late but i can't believe he's already 3! i remember coming to the hospital when he was born! crazy how time flies. he's such a cutie.