The thing is, when you turn 3 (or 5 or 8 or 10), birthday's are a pretty big deal and everyone wants to celebrate them with you. And when your birthday falls on a Tuesday, your birthDAY suddenly becomes birthWEEK just so everyone can get a chance to see you blow out the candles. For Kale, things started on Saturday when Kris's family - including grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, great-aunts and cousins - all came together at Kris's parents house.
Kale is pretty stoked about birthday's lately. We've been to a few birthday parties in the last couple of months and so he was really excited that it was his turn for cake and presents and endless attention. When we walked into the party, Kale was happy to see everyone and the decorations, but then looked at me with the saddest eyes and a pouty lip. At first I thought he was a bit overwhelmed, but when I crouched down to hug him, I heard him ask, "but where are my presents?" You gotta love kids honesty...
Of course there were lots of presents and Kale was thrilled with all the trucks and a new soccer outfit and the crab sandbox and all the art supplies - but the real winner was the cash register from his cousin Kelsea.
As the sun started to dip, I realized that we'd made plans to capture a family picture that replicated one we took on his fist birthday. We all ran outside before we lost the light and as I set up the camera, Kris got everyone in place and we very quickly snapped the shot.
|From his first birthday!|
We snapped a few more family shots that I'll share in a different post and then it was all about chasing bubbles and beging silly into the air cooled and the sun set.