Coen turns 3!


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!


This is a Seattle Sounders soccer ball…which he tested out a little today…

  1. #1 by Wanda on March 8, 2009 - 9:20 pm

    Happy Birthday, Coen! Three looks good on you.

  2. #2 by Mandi on March 8, 2009 - 11:23 pm

    Sounds like the perfect birthday!

  3. #3 by simplyblogged on March 9, 2009 - 12:49 am

    Happy Birthday Coen! love that pic in front of the car.

  4. #4 by Christina on March 9, 2009 - 5:49 am

    Happy birthday, cute little man! I hope the Ikea ball put lived up to his expectations. 🙂

  5. #5 by Jamie on March 9, 2009 - 10:57 am

    Ikea should totally pay you for that shot! Great models.


  6. #6 by Jill on March 10, 2009 - 8:52 pm

    Happy Birthday, Coen! Yay for 3 year olds!

  7. #7 by killlashandra on March 11, 2009 - 12:29 pm

    Oh ho, I’ve been to that IKEA store too. I didn’t know you had to be 3 to play in it though. I’m glad you made that dream come true. 🙂 Sounds like a delightful birthday. W.W. loved bowling when he went to his first birthday party in January. Being able to avoid the gutter ball I find highly encouraging. 😉

  8. #8 by Jonni on March 24, 2009 - 8:03 pm

    Happy Birthday sweet Coen! What a fun story about the ball pit. I can understand why he was so excited. It sounds like you guys had a wonderful day. Love the photos with the yellow VW bug…so awesome. Is that your car?


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