We celebrated Job’s third birthday last weekend. My experience with three year olds is that they keep you busy. Job is no exception, though he’s also especially sweet. After unwrapping his first gift, he exclaimed, “A box!” His excitement over receiving what he thought was just a cardboard box was precious. As he continued to open his gifts, he stopped to play with each one rather than toss it aside to tear into the next. I think he would have spent all day opening his gifts slowly, one by one, if not egged on by his siblings to get to the next gift each time he opened one.
Cake disaster! I converted a recipe from my Grit Cookbook to gluten free, and it wasn’t pretty. It did taste good, though!
Job had a wonderful birthday. I love these early years when children don’t quite understand at first that we are truly celebrating them for the day. A little like Eeyore he asked, “My birthday? My presents?” Yes, Job! All for you! We love you to pieces, sweet boy!
p.s. I typically share gift idea, so here are a bunch of links to Job’s gifts! (The amazon links are affiliate links.)
My boys have all loved monster trucks at this age, and I was really excited to find some nice metal ones without any ugly pictures on them!
Job loves marbles, and while they are a total messy nightmare, I got him this marble run, by Hape. It is too advanced for him, but luckily the older boys are happy to build tracks for him. I think we all agree that the Haba set we had years ago was simpler and just as fun, though the Quadrilla has some great features.
I also bought Job a wooden catapult and some wooden stacking figures from Nova Natural (the puzzle people don’t appear to be available anymore, but this game, that we also own, is a similar concept.) Both are great, and while I didn’t buy them for this purpose, of course my boys immediately wanted to stack the people and then aim the catapult at them. 🙂