Owen is now a vibrant, silly, warm, tender, and fun little boy! He has become so independent and has to do things all by himself. If you tell him No, he will say, "Awwwww." I get a good chuckle watching him play. He has a great imagination, and he sings and plays just like I remember Emma doing at this age. He LOVES anything with wheels. No surprise his favorite movies are Disney's Planes and Cars. He has all the matching toys and accessories! You will not find him with out Lightening McQueen or Dusty Crophopper in hand. He still loves Mickey Mouse, but its on the back burner. His favorite food is Macaroni and cheese with hot dogs or basically anything chocolate! He loves fruit snacks too. He loves to play with his action figure toys and to draw and color. He especially loves to watch his movies. Even more so in the new car! He loves to go outside when the sun is shining and is learning to ride his bike. Owen loves to play with Emma and they are getting very good at sharing and cooperating. He sneaks into her room while she is at school and plays with her toys. Owen is now a big brother and just loves Jude. He asks to hold him everyday and he gives him kisses and pats on the head. I cannot wait to see how they become buddies! Our once serious boy is now our funny little man. He says the darndest stuff and just lights up the room! And our once not so affectionate boy is now quite the tender little guy. He gives me hugs, kisses, and loves so much that sometimes I have to put down what I am holding or doing to brace myself! Ha! Daddy is still the fun guy who can get Owen to cooperate when Mom can not and they are great buds. Owen has become such a fun little boy! I enjoy spending my days with him and cling to our special moments. They will only last for so long!
For his 3rd birthday we went to Grandma Anderson's house. It was supposed to be a bit warmer there and so we headed over for the weekend. Owen had a blast! He just played his little heart out! He woke up on his birthday and I heard him ask Emma, "Its my birthday today?" He got to open a gift in the morning after breakfast. It was a new outfit that included a new Dusty Crophopper shirt. He immediately wanted to wear it. He played all afternoon outside with Emma while I made his cake and wrapped his gifts. When he came inside and saw his cake he said," Oh Wowww!" and hopped up onto a stool to admire it. That sealed the deal for me. I knew right then he was having a good time! For dinner I made his favorite homemade mac and cheese and bratwursts. A little fancier than Oscar Myer for us adults :) I had decorated the dining area the night before with a balloon cloud chandelier with hanging Dusty Crophoppers. I used a blue table cloth for the "sky" and made white cloud place mats. For the cake I just made boxed funfetti and iced with blue and white icing and topped it with, of course, Dusty Crophopper. Owen LOVED it. After dinner he opened the rest of his gifts which were all Planes themed from toys to pj's. We sang Happy Birthday and he blew out his #3 candle. He played with his toys for a while and then crashed in bed. The entire day he had a permanent smile on his face. He had a great 3rd birthday.
I am so lucky to have you in my life, Owen! I love you! Happy Birthday!