It rained, so we skipped the pinata, and the jumping castle, and the kids (all three that came!) just played in Christian and Cullen's rooms.
It was a very small party, which was nice, for many reasons. I wasn't running around like a maniac and actually got to enjoy myself.
Cullen was sooooo excited about all his gifts. He kept yelling, "OH MY GO-SH!" in this crazy-deep guttural bellow. Then he'd take whatever toy he had unwrapped to the nearest adult and say, "Will you open it?" Over and over and over: "OH MY GO-SH! (pause) Will you open it?"
He was having a lot of trouble getting the wrapping paper off, so Christian got to do a lot... which means Christmas is going to be serious fun for that girl. Two brothers incapable of opening gifts, and a smorgasbord of crap under the tree??? Or a lump of coal, but I digress.
After he opened his gifts I lit the candles on his cake and we sang Happy Birthday to him. Apparently I have done my job instilling a healthy respect for fire within him, since he was leaning away from the cake to blow out his candles.
My dad tried to help him get a little closer to blow them out, and he freaked! My dad said, "Oh, here, I'll help!" And blew the candles out for Cullen, and then Cullen acted like he'd really accomplished something! He was so scared to blow out the candles, he wouldn't get close enough to do it. I've been lighting some candles lately, and he always asks, "Is it hot? It'll hurt you?" So he wouldn't even blow out the candles on his own cake. :)
He got two tool boxes with tools (!), a flashlight (!), some clothes (these got tossed over his shoulder as he looked for the real present), a truck with a cow trailer (!), a truck with a motorcycle (!), a Shelby mustang (!), batteries (!!!), a giant puzzle (!), and a huge three-level garage (!) with a bazillion parts that Hubs said (HUBS said; not me) would be living at his parents house since they're the ones that got it for him, a Toy Story book and figurines (!), some other books, and his Jeep (!).
I can't believe he's three years old.
Wasn't he just born, like, what, a couple days ago?