I'm not going to lie the days leading up to Ian's birthday I was a complete mess. I could cry at the thought of him turning 3. Surprisingly on the day of his birthday I was beyond happy and excited I woke up at 6 got ready and started trying to get things ready for when he woke up. He usually wakes up maybe 15 past 8, 9 the latest? On his birthday it was past 10:30 and he was STILL sleeping! Although he did wake up to cake for breakfast and he was surrounded by balloons and gifts all day I honestly don't think he thought it was a special day. He did have a blast and I think overall it was a pretty great day for him. We weren't able to fit everything we wanted to do for his birthday in one day therefore we are pretty excited for the upcoming weekends because we have a few more surprises for him.
A few things I want to remember:
Ian's response to what his name is, is still baby but knows his name is Ian. He is the kindest little guy. He will not punch or hit another little kid even if it is pretend without permission (he is aware I do not like fighting so he always looks back at either myself or his dad and makes sure it's okay to play fight). He likes everything clean and if we go anywhere and there is garbage on the floor or something out of place he will pick it up and make sure everything is where it is supposed to be. He isn't a fan of feeding himself because, crumbs. Pancakes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a side of "birthday cake" would be his dream come true. He loves cuddling and likes when we all fall asleep at the same time. If one of us goes to sleep earlier than the rest or is still asleep in the morning he yells "AWAKE!", so there's that. He isn't the biggest fan of candy but the ones he does like are all my favorites. Also, still not a fan of sparkling candles.
ps. don't judge my poor attempt at drawing Ian's favorite dinosaurs, they didn't turn out great but he thought I was pretty cool for a few minutes. I'm taking it as a win.