Monday, May 04, 2009

Super Owen... to the rescue!!!

This is Super Owen. He is three years old today! (At 3:50am to be exact).

For Super Owen's birthday we had a Super Hero party on Saturday. He was Super Owen. The only Super Heroes Owen knows are Buzz Light Year and The Incredibles. So we went with a general theme and the kids all got to be super heroes. I made them each a little mask and Owen his own special Super Owen cape. I took the pattern from a cape that one of my friends had, which is her husband's cape from when he was a child. Their son now wears it. He's the red streak in the photo below.
I also made Owen a shirt with a three on it. It went well with his Super cape. As you can see from the two photos below, he loved the cake! He requested chocolate.

We also had burgers and brats and other food fit for little Super Heroes. Then there was some sandbox play and some super hero fun in the front yard. A fun time was had by all. And then the Birthday Hero took a nap.

To celebrate Owen's actual birthday day we are having cake again. And giving him the presents we got for him. He will be super happy about this. Naunee will also be coming over tomorrow while I work and Mimi will be coming for a visit too. And we have the rest of a movie to watch together.

Mostly, I just can't believe he's three already. There are parts of his birth that I've forgotten (the exact timeline of events) and parts that are still crystal clear (throwing up blue popsicle). And the first three months were really tough. But then we turned a corner and whoosh, here we are! Three years later! He is a joy and a delight and a challenge all at the same time. Everything a child should be. And for that I am grateful and thankful everyday.


jillconyers said...

Looks like a very happy 3 year old :)

Isn't it amazing how some details you can remember like it was yesterday.

BonnieRose said...

love the pics Heather.... they do grow up so fast..enjoy ea and every moment.

Janet said...

What great pictures! Happy belated birthday to your little guy!

emily said...

What a great idea...a superhero part! Happy Birthday wishes!