Monday, February 16, 2009

The Animal Turns Three, But Not Without A Triumphant Last Hurrah For The Terrible Twos!

My littlest darling turned three on Sunday. His daddy kept him hopping all day and even though I got dinner on the table late and we didn't get to the cake and presents until 7 pm, he handled himself like the big boy that he now officially is. :)

This is the $25 Thomas cake that he didn't even take a bite of, CC declared "not good," and Destructo cried about when he found that the remainder of his piece had been cleared from the table while he was busy with presents. Oh, well. You can't win 'em all. CC was very proud of himself (and I was too) that he carried the cake in.

And here is the Thomas the Train set from Grandma that he is so wild for he hasn't eaten a bite since because he can see it from the table.

Let's back up to Saturday for a moment, though, shall we?

The Animal just wouldn't live up to his name without some misadventure, though, would he? So, in a small tribute to his Year of the Terrible Two, he decided he needed to get up to his old hijinx one last time on his last day of being a two-year-old. The boys arrived back from their two days away to find some special Valentine's donuts waiting for them. (I know, not very exciting, but they've been pestering me for donuts lately so I thought they would be psyched about it.) The big boys pretty much bolted for the basement to go catch up on TV time while the Animal devoured a donut and stayed within a 20 foot radius of my person, as if to say, "You're not going to give the slip again, woman; you are MY mommy and I'm not going anywhere that I can't see you." I did manage to go to the computer for a bit, though, and when he announced from the other room that he had finished the "donuts" (yes, plural) I didn't think a thing of it. Even when I saw the empty donut container, I thought to myself... Oh, the boys must've come up and grabbed theirs and run back downstairs.

And then I went to throw something away and found this:
When asked if he had really eaten ALL the donuts, even his brothers', he responded with this:And then he did this:

And, THAT, my friends, is why The Animal, no matter what trouble he causes or gets into.... will always be my beloved baby. :)

P.S. Don't miss Ann Rants' version of our dinner out Friday night.

56 comments:

  1. I remember Teagan turning 3 last year- her birthday fell on Sunday so we spent Saturday celebrating her last day of being 2 and Sunday as her first day of being 3.

    The donuts and pics are PRICELESS!

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  2. Bella hates this new comment box8:31 AM, February 16, 2009

    That's one cute child you've got there. And coming from me, you know it's true.

    Also, the comment box? Not saving the info.

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  3. Braja loves your comment box and is sick of fucking negativity, get over yourself Bella8:47 AM, February 16, 2009

    Your bubba SO has you wrapped around his finger, girl :)

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  4. Braja loves your comment box and is sick of fucking negativity, get over yourself Bella8:49 AM, February 16, 2009

    I think Amy knew her kid was cute before Bella/God spoke and announced it...girl, do you KNOW how you are sounding lately?

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  5. Ann has gotten over her own intimidation with the comment box, and now gracefully accepts it. I would eat those donuts, trash or no trash. :-P

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  6. Aaaawww how can you be mad at that?! Now you just get to deal with the horrendous three's! Jaxson was an ANGEL at 2 now he's a terror :)

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  7. Sassy Britches who is rolling about Braja giving Bella her comeuppance9:29 AM, February 16, 2009

    Ohhhh, what a little heartstring-puller! My Momma has one of those O:-)

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  8. Oh no! Good thing he is cute! Happy 3rd birthday to the Animal!

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  9. Sounds like a great birthday! He is a cutie.

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  10. What a face! Isn't it interesting how all "family babies" know how to turn on THAT same, exact face!!!

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  11. Awwwwww...that's hilarious and adorable

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  12. My face would have looks the same way!

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  13. Three Bay B Chicks12:46 PM, February 16, 2009

    A good blogger is never far from her camera. You are definitely no exception. I love that you were not only able to capture your son's doughnut indisgression, but also his one solo tear. Truly priceless!

    That, and he is utterly lovely.

    I left a bit of link love on our blog for you today. If you are interested, check it out. You'll just have to figure out which link is yours, which hopefully should not be too hard!

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  14. Aw happy birthday to your little guy, K's 3's are becoming much more TERRIBLE than her two's. Fantastic.

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  15. Oh, that face! as they say hereabouts, "you could eat him up with a SPOON, Bless his heart."
    They never really get over the twos -- my 10-yr-old was sick on Christmas so the trip to the Grandparent's for presents was delayed a week. When we did get there she opened ALL of her presents without us while we were eating lunch.
    They really need to stay cute until they're too big to kill.

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  16. Great post! I even held my breath just watching him carry the cake himself!

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  17. Mary @ Holy Mackerel3:03 PM, February 16, 2009

    He's a cutie all right. Ahh, the good old days. My little guy is turning 11 this week! It sure goes fast.

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  18. Oh what a face!! My first born had that talent...it saved him many a scolding. Either that or I scolded while desperately holding in my laughter at his cuteness. Frosting bitten donuts, perfect!

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  19. Thanks.... I was so excited to get two done with, I thought we could just get through the day and forget the whole year ever happened.
    =-O The Animal was not about to let that happen! :)

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  20. He is pretty cute. And (in fairness to Bella, I asked her opinion on the new commenting structure), the new comment box is making me put in my URL, too. Blah. It is saving me time on replying to people though, which is good, right? RIGHT?

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  21. I HATE to admit it,..... but you might be onto something. :)

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  22. Trust me. You wouldn't have eaten them... they looked like a raccoon had gotten them!! >:o

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  23. Oh, CC was a class-A sh**bird for the entirety of 3, so I have been anticipating that it would be worse rather than better. ....However.... he has been really sweet lately, so he I have been lulled into a (false!) sense of security.

    You'll be here for me when the you-know-what hits the fan, right?! :)

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  24. amysprite obviously missed something over at the Damn Expat's place this week...4:47 PM, February 16, 2009

    That is no surprise to me! ;-)

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  25. amysprite obviously missed something over at the Damn Expat's place this week...4:48 PM, February 16, 2009

    It has saved his behind on more than one occasion!

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  26. The "baby" does have to learn how to "turn it on" at a moment's notice. This one has the added gift of making me giggle, too.

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  27. His brothers sure didn't think it was adorable or hilarious. :'( They were P.O.'d!! They got over it when I brought them to the bakery to pick out new goodies, though.

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  28. I should've named my blog "The Baby of the Family Club." But then all the first-borns and middle children would've been pissed off and banned it. Sheesh! They're so sensitive! ;)

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  29. Having a camera is great... because if I used a video camera they would drive everyone as crazy as they drive me! ;)

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  30. Lord help you! K already seemed to be the life of the party at two. ;)

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  31. Oh, that is SO true! Mine better pray the teens are kind to their beautiful mugs. *DONT_KNOW*

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  32. I was pretty nervous when he took the cake....but he did a great job. O:-)

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  33. Workin' it! Man, I wish I had charm like that that I could turn on in an instant! I would be INVINCIBLE!!! Happy Birthday!

    And thanks, BTW, for talking me down off the ledge about the FeedBurner crisis. I owe you, sista!

    XO

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  34. I ahve to say, the Animal is well-trained. When he was finished eating, he threw what he didn't eat in the trash, and not on the floor, sofa, table that my 18 year old would have done. Good boy, Animal and Happy Birthday! :)

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  35. I love this title shit, it's hilarious...you got the first LOL outta me today Sassy :)))

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  36. Lord have mercy, he sounds just like my youngest DD. She is almost 5, and is usually good, but when she is bad and gets fussed at, she melts into a pile and I feel so bad for her.
    Nice to see he had a good time on his BD though.

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  37. Oh LOL! He's a boy after my own heart...

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  38. I got your comment, now do you get my response? Is it on your blog?

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  39. This is the story of the Animal. Please tell me your first born turned out swell. please!!!

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  40. Well, if the Animal is coming off as smelling like roses in comparison.... well your teenager must be pretty rank, indeed. =-O

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  41. Darling, I can't imagine that you don't have this same brand of charm. I bet you could work some serious magic with your chili cheese frito dusted fingers. :)

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  42. He rarely cries when he gets in trouble, so this was a special occasion. And that was the biggest, fattest crocodile tear I ever saw. :) I still forgave him instantly though, the little crook!

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  43. And he's a boy who's GOT mine. :)

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  44. Ack! I don't know how to use this!
    Is this mic on?!

    And that boy? :-) Naughty. And smart!
    Pearl

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  45. Your son will be the worst poker player ever b/c he clearly can't maintain that "huh, me?" look which I find very necessary to play that particular game.

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  46. Yes, i got the email response. LEt's both run to the blog to see if it posted there in the comment section!! Yeee Haw!!! It's an old-fashioned bloggy-comment hunt!!!

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  47. I'm afraid a good poker face just isn't in his genetic makeup! I tend to pout or giggle, depending on my hand. His dad tends to gloat silently (Doesn't matter which hand.)

    I think this "If I just shed a single, perfect tear, then everything will be okay." strategy that he's currently working will get him about as far in a poker career as our strategies.... Not very.

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  48. The mic is on and I hear you loud and clear! And you might be right about the Animal. He is a clever little rascal!

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  49. Did you see the pics of her room? The girl is a pig (with apologies to 4 footed pigs everywhere) :(

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  50. watch out, Missy! My oldest was like that and she grew up to be at actor!(or recovering actor as she likes to call herself) ;)

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  51. That is too funny! Got to leave the Terrible Twos on a high note, right? And he knows how to work it, doesn't he? I mean look at those eyes! :-P

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