Happy 3rd Birthday, Mac!

It was my littlest guy’s 3rd birthday yesterday…can you believe it?  So many of you have been reading my blog and chatting with me since before I was even pregnant with him and now he’s a boy…playing Viking and knights and pirates.  He loves to dress up and wield a sword…and has quite an impressive sword collection at this point.  I’d be worried if I hadn’t had two other boys before him and realize this is just a boy loving being a boy!

For his pirate party we invited his preschool class and his friends from soccer and five were able to come.  Every time a little boy or girl arrived he’d beam and say, “I have a friend here!”  We had a bounce house in the back yard and a pirate theme table with pirate loot….hats and swords and boxes of treasure, plus a treasure chest pinata.

My sister, Kathy, sent balloons since she couldn’t join us and Mac loved them!  They were huge and colorful and he thought they needed some sword fighting.  I convinced him they were better off without swords and daggers but maybe he could gently punch them…

And then at 6 pm when Mac’s preschool friends left, I had a few close family friends come over and have an adult dinner.  He was in the middle of jumping in the bounce house with Jamette and my big boys when the pirates arrived looking for their lost treasure.

Armed with a map, the pirates had Mac help them “hunt” for their treasure hidden in our yard, collecting gold coins along the way.  Mac loved his pirate friends and I love Austin Hambling and his friends for making a three year old’s birthday dreams come true!

Thanks pirates, thank you friends and family, and thank you sweet fierce Mac for being such a fun little boy.  I love being your mommy!

PS  I’m giving away 3 prizes in honor of Mac’s 3rd birthday…bring me up to speed, what are you doing, what are you reading, how are things?  Three winners will be drawn from the comments below on Monday morning so you have all weekend to post.  Good luck and have a terrific weekend!

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