My sweet little baby boy turned 3 yesterday!
It's crazy how quickly they grow! I know he's not a baby any more but I can't stop calling him that (OK, when he's completely out of diapers than I might try. Until then....ain't happening!)
We didn't throw a big party. I might be a mean Mom but I believe that big and extravagant Birthday parties for the kids under 4 (at least) are more for parents than for kids. The kiddos just seem to be exhausted from all the craziness going on around them. I digress...
We did have a smaller get-together with the family for Birthdays. Our combined family is pretty big. We have at least one Birthday every month of the year, and it's only growing. So kids get a little spoiled :)
But this year my little guy got something pretty big (thanks, Amy!) that sits in the middle of the living room right now.
Our living room is the center of our house - especially due to the fact that there is just no space for anything else in this frugal Chez. It's our media room, a play room, you-can-sleep-on-the-couch guest room (for those times when we have too many guests here) and occasionally even a dining room. And now I have this taking up half of the space:
It's a GIGANTIC cardboard house. Why in the living room? Well, because it wouldn't fit anywhere else! We had no idea how big it would end up being until we were half way done assembling it. It's humongous! But the kids love it. It's so much fun to watch them going in and out, looking through the windows, "checking" the mail and waiting for Santa to descend down the chimney in the end of February... Here's my Birthday boy playing inside:
And here's the proof that I have not two but three little boys in this family. I told you :)
I'm a fun Mom. Well, most of the time...I love to play with kids and do silly things.
But HOW LONG DO YOU THINK ONE TIRED MAMA CAN STAND A ENORMOUS CARDBOARD HOUSE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LIVING ROOM????