Coen has been talking about turning three for 6 months…mainly because one day at Ikea he saw the kid area that includes a ball pit, which must be some kind of heaven for a 2.5 year old boy. Unfortunately, you had to be 3 in order to play in there… so the dream of being three ensued.
He would talk about his third birthday constantly….what he would do, who would be there, how many candles would be on his cake…but most importantly…the “ball thingy”…the mythical Ikea funland.
Since he had been talking about it for so long I wanted to make sure that the real thing lived up! So I decorated the house as he slept the night before…he awoke to balloons and streamers (which he promptly tore down) and chocolate chip pancakes. Then we head over to Ikea and he FINALLY played in the ball pit! Then we went bowling with Grandma and Grandpa and Uncle Chad…then back home for lasagna and cake and ice cream.
Such fun! I will never forget his little face as we were singing Happy Birthday…he was SOOOOO excited!