A couple of weeks ago, one of Sweet Husband’s godsons turned three. We got to have dinner with the family (which includes the three year old’s five year old twin brother, who is also SH’s godson) the night of the sweetheart’s birthday and then the next day we got to attend the little man’s birthday party at the local Gatti Town.
They truly are such cute little boys, and as a bonus, we got to spend time with our friends. As we live on the Coast, it is more difficult to see our friends. You wouldn’t think that an hour – 90 minutes is a big deal, but it turns out that it really is. And that’s OK. That’s the way that life rolls these days, and while we miss folks, that makes it all the sweeter when we do get to see them.
The three year-old prince has always been rather shy, so it was great to see him coming out of his shell a little bit at his party. Such a sweet boy.
These are not my greatest photos. I’m learning how to shoot in manual, and I’ve been struggling with focusing. I think over the past weekend in New Orleans I was starting to get it down, but when I was taking these photos, I was so frustrated that I almost switched to a more automatic mode. I’m glad that I didn’t.
Isn’t he just the cutest thing as he contemplates his birthday cake? I think all total he wound up having about three pieces of cake. When you’re three and it’s your birthday, that is totally allowed, isn’t it?
Speaking of cake, there it is in all of its dinosaur glory. Dinosaurs were a huge thing for the little man. Someone had gotten him (them?) a huge Discovery planet assortment of dinosaurs and that was the only gift he wanted to open.
A party isn’t a party unless your brother is there, and when I said that his older brother was little man’s five year old twin, I wasn’t kidding. While little man wanted to be a pirate, his big brother would have nothing but Ninja Turtle all the way.
And it’s really not a party unless you’ve got plenty of family there. Can you tell these guys are cousins? And that at some point down the road their daddies are going to be bailing them out of some terrible trouble while their mommas cry and shake their heads? It’s coming, but at five, they’re still super sweet and incredibly cute. Let’s hope the daddies hang on to these memories later down the road when boys grow into boys with poor judgement and all that comes along with it 😉
Lastly, you’ve got to have your friends at the party too, and there were certainly plenty of those there as well.
I took a ton of pictures – well over 125 – but these are the ones that I felt like turned out the best, and a few of them aren’t even great. I’m getting better, though, so never fear little man – by next year, I’ll be getting you scrapbook-worthy snappies at your party. Happy birthday small fuzz!