Owen turned 3 this month! My how the years fly. I asked Owen what kind of birthday party he would like to have, seeing that it's the first year he'd actually have an opinion. I assumed his first response would have something to do with Lighting McQueen. But no, he wanted a motorcycle birthday party! I'm not quite sure where that idea came from seeing he doesn't even own a single toy motorcycle. My suspicion is that it's because his Uncle Elias has been working on his motorcycles in my parents garage which Owen has enjoyed watching. So, motorcycle birthday party it was.
We had quite the gaggle of children over to help us break in our newly purchased used-monstrosity of a play set. As has been the trend since Owen's birth, we had gorgeous weather, and the kids and parents played to their hearts content outside. I hope every birthday party in the future is that easy!
Owen is in such a fun stage of life. He has a quick little mind. He is very sweet and is continually telling us how much he loves us. Often he will stretch his arms as wide as he can and say "Mama, I love you this much!" When he is sick or sad he loves to cuddle. I've noticed that if we leave on a date or he spends the night at one of his Grandparents house he will often ask to snuggle with one of us in the morning, like his little love tank needs filling. He loves repetitive tasks (scooping and dumping, rolling balls down a ramp, lining all his matchbox cars up in a line) and has a wonderful ability to do the same thing over and over for an extended period of time when his little mind is captivated. He is quite athletic which I know Josh is excited about for the future. He loves to sing and one of his new favorite games is where we hum a tune and he guesses what the song is. The best part is that he wants to try as well but usually just ends up humming the same song we just sang to him.
I asked him a few questions when he turned 3:
Who is your best friend?: Jude & Levi
What is your favorite number?: 5
What is your favorite sport to play?: Soccer
Who is your favorite Uncle?: Uncle Jo-Jo
What is your favorite color?: Brown
What is your favorite food?: Chocolate chips
What is your favorite song?: "Bless the Lord Oh My Soul" (10,000 reasons)