It was a party!

This weekend our grandson, Paul, celebrated his third birthday.  The weather was perfect for enjoying his first scooter, a gift from me and DH. We also got him a helmet and pads set.  One always worries if the child will accept wearing the safety gear.  As the pictures progress, you can see that we couldn’t get him to take them off!  Three cheers for Sesame Street characters portrayed as wearing helmets and pads as they bike and skate!

Paul figured out that if he stood on the scooter with both feet, he could get his Dad to push him.  It’s a good life!

Paul’s Grandmother Guillory brought a Bob the Builder quilt which was an instant hit, too. Paul set to arranging it on the floor so he could see it all.  Then he discovered the gift bag included some well-chosen books.  Those of you who have been disappointed by less-than-enthusiastic teenagers on gift giving occasions need to spend some time with a three-year-old. Paul loved everything, including some little trucks that kept him happy while the adults played Apples to Apples after dinner.

A third birthday isn’t the occasion for formal dining.  The boy graduated to a kitchen stool instead of a high chair for his birthday dinner, and he did a wonderful job.  Pizza was ordered as a special treat, which we all enjoyed.  Of course, birthday cake was the main focus. He has just discovered chocolate, so chocolate it was.  The “3” candle was recognized by the birthday boy (more kudos to Sesame Street).

Also enjoying the party were his Auntee Kathleen, who introduced his parents to each other, and his other grandmother, Stephanee. 

Knitting progress was made on Saturday, with car knitting as we drove to/from Vidalia, LA (near Natchez, MS.)   The baby blanket is up to 18″ long now.  I won’t be able to knit on it at the School Board meeting tonight because the father-to-be is also a member of the board.  I’ll record Dancing with the Stars to watch when I get home, and knit along then.



  1. Knitnana said,

    March 10, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Oh this was fun! What a great day. I love that age, we’re going to see it one more time, then hopefully my DD will be done with it.

    But he looks so happy (as does everyone else).
    Happy Birthday, Paul!

  2. Laura Gallagher said,

    March 10, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Wow! I’d lost track of things and didn’t remember his birthday was coming up. Happy Birthday to Paul! My he’s grown.

    You guys gave him a scooter at three?? What? I remember from when I was a child – scooters and skateboards were strictly forbidden. *singsong voice chants* “We aren’t spending all that money to straighten your teeth so you can knock them down your throat.” I remember it well.

    I must remember to show these pictures to his cousin Maggie when she gets home from school, she’ll be thrilled.

  3. bookwormblue said,

    March 10, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    I showed Paul these pictures of himself, oohed and aahed over how cute he looked and how well-behaved he had been at the party. We talked about all the presents he recived. He must consider the helmet almost a seperate toy, because he proclaimed indignantly, “YOU took MY helmet a-WAY!” (his emphasis) I assured him that no, I hadn’t, he could have it again when we went out to our courtyard to ride again, but he seemed dubious. Ah, the power of Sesame Street…

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