He was so into his birthday this year that it makes it so much more fun. I put a bunch of purple (his favorite color) balloons in his bed before he woke up and he was so excited. (When I asked him what he wanted for his birthday, he told me a balloon. He's so easy to please!) As soon as I walked into his room he yelled, "I'm Free!!!!!!" He chose pirate cupcakes with purple frosting for school, and we brought in pirate plates and eye patches for the kids. He was so excited and happy. (By the way, along with turning three, he is now matching his shoes once again.)
I picked him up from school early, and we went to our favorite park to release a balloon in honor of his Donor. It's a tradition I started on his first birthday and will continue to do it every year.
I also write a letter to him every year and put it in a treasure box that I made him. In the letter is money for however old he is, so this year there is $3. It'll be fun for him to have all that cash whenever I decide to give him the box. I'm not into the big birthday party thing and haven't done one yet, but this year I decided to have a party for him with a few of his friends at Build-a-Bear. I like that it's a memorable birthday party for everyone for as long as they all have their bears. Sidekick hasn't been and I think only one other kid has been, so it's a new thing for most of them.
When I put him to bed last night loaded up on sugar from cupcakes at school and home, he said to me, "Momma, tank you so much for my birday." Melt my heart.