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Yep.  Someone around here is having a pretty BIG birthday today.

We celebrated in really rad style on Sunday, but today it’s official.  So, happy birthday my sweet, little man.  I love you.

You guessed it…. a BIG GREEN TRACTOR birthday, with a little Wally, Lighting McQueen, and sharks thrown into the mix.  All of his favorite people were there to help him celebrate AND blow out the candles.

Wes loves opening presents just as much as the next kid, but the funny thing about him is how much he LOVES opening up a card.  Yes, a card.  Don’t come to his parties without one.  He’ll notice.  AND, it’s even better if the card provides some sort of musical enjoyment or lighting effects.

This year he was introduced to Hoops and Yo Yo

and a birthday rhyme.  “Roses are red, Violets are blue.  It’s your birthday, how old are you?”  He’s been listening over and over ever since.  He wants to MEET Hoops and Yo Yo.  I’ve been trying to explain they aren’t real.  Is there a good way to get that across to a THREE year old?  Anyone?

We ended the party with a pretty big BANG.  Notice Ty doing his jiggy dance in the foreground…

Wes finally got HIS VERY OWN tractor.  Up to this point, he’s been getting the old hand-me-down tractors of Ty’s.  There haven’t been any complaints so far, but we thought he’d enjoy having a NEW one for a change.  This one has a built-in radio with digital tuner.  It was a BIG, BIG SUCCESS.

Now, if only the weather would cooperate so he could ride it somewhere other than IN Grandma’s house. :)

Some things I want to remember about my little guy this year:

endless singing of “Big Green Tractor” – he knows all the words

long eyelashes that melt my heart

tickle fights in the living room with Daddy

dance moves that rank right up there with Christine’s (Seinfeld)

“Crap-Paw” (instead of Grandpa)

Snugglebug – he loves to cuddle with mama

waking up a million times throughout the night just to ask me to tuck him in again and again

getting to sleep in a “big boy” bed

his love for everything John Deere

his entirely hard-to-deal-with hair, especially after a few jumps on the trampoline

his love for DWago (Diego), dinosaurs, candy of any kind, Sonic (almost as much as Mama), grilled-cheese sandwiches, mandarin oranges, Scooby Doo, hot chocolate, going for a drive ANYWHERE, Target mini-pizzas (pizza hut), Batman, Grandma, Hot Wheels, and his brother who he absolutely adores.

Today is your day.  It’s a great day to be THREE!

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  • Shannon - February 23, 2010 - 9:41 am

    Awe, How sweet !!! He is so adorable Shannon !!! Congrats !!!

  • Charla - March 2, 2010 - 11:11 am

    I love this post! He’s ADORABLE! I can’t believe I’m just now getting around to catching up on your blog. We’ve been out of town and all, but I’m totally in love with Wes’s pics. He’s such a cutie. Maybe I just have a soft spot for little one’s this age…..

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