I can't believe that just over 3 years ago our life was changed yet again. Drew has taught me a lot about getting dirty, blowing your nose, driving fast, jumping off of high things, growing growing and growing. He weighed in at just under 40 pounds and was 41.5 inches which put him again WAY off the charts.
He got to choose where to eat on Friday night for his birthday. I did give him choices of McD's or the mall. He chose the mall with the carousel. Not my choice of dining but it was good eating for him! On Saturday he got his presents and let's just say that he finally understands what presents are and that he wants lots of them! He is a big boy with a big boy bike. He isn't fast yet, but that will come faster than I want it too!
We had a bonfire and hayride party on Sunday afternoon at my parents. It was probably the best party that we have done. Sorry STL friends that you couldn't share in all the crazy fun that only happens on an Iowan farm. My mom got a little crazy with the idea of getting each kid a dozen eggs. She made a "mini-golf" coarse on the trees in the pasture. The kids through eggs at the targets. At first I wasn't sure, but Jason said that it was a blast!
Highlights of the party:
1. Lapointes!!!! G-man getting his first combine ride!
2. Forgetting the lighter and Jason getting creative with lighting the candles from a hot dog fork, paper and the bonfire.
3. Hayride in nice weather - no rain or tornados!!! We usually don't have good luck with planning these adventures!
5. Four wheeler rides by Uncle Ken
6. Watching the kids run everywhere and through some yuck - the cows were on the other side of the hill
7. Friends and family that got to celebrate our little guys 3 years of life with us!
My only disappointment was that only 3 of the Berberichs were able to come, but thanks for keeping the pink eye away!
At the end of the party as our kids were in the bathtub, Jason realized that his Blackberry had fallen off. AHHHHHH but where. We had all the phones dialing him and hoping that we would hear it in the pasture. Hats off to my Dad finding it and not running it over with the tractor!