Ethan turned 3 on May 22. It was the Tuesday after the May long weekend (Canada's Victoria Day). Because Ethan's Aunt and Uncle and their kids usually go camping on the May Long Weekend, I decided to throw his party on May 13, which also happened to be Mother's Day. A word of advice - throwing a child's birthday on Mother's Day means you don't actually get any time to yourself or to enjoy anything. But it's still worth it!
|We went to the Midway that was in town that weekend as part of his party.|
|Ethan with his Dad and Great Grandma|
|Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake|
|Right after he blew out the candles|
|Ethan and his cousins playing with the fibre optic Mickey Mouse he got as one of his gifts.|
Ethan had a pretty good time, even though he was cranky and kept screaming he didn't want to go on any of the rides at the Midway. We forced him to go on a couple of rides, and even though he cried through them, he was happy to have gone on them after. My Dad and step-mom, Mike's parents, Mike's Grandma and Mike's brother and his family (including my sister-in-law's dad) all came out for the party. I think everyone had a good time, but I know for sure Ethan had a good time, and as far as I am concerned, that's all that matters.
I sent all the Mothers home with a couple of flowers from a bouquet I bought at Sobeys, as a small token for Mother's Day.
I still find it hard to believe it's been three years since Ethan was born.It still feels like yesterday.