Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Birthday Boy

When Bardo was two, he thought surely three was the magical age. Throughout his big day he would announce that he was now old enough to join swim team or go to school or stop taking naps, but alas, none of these things have yet come to pass. Nevertheless, Bardo has had a merry birthday celebration. He loved those birthday phone calls. For his birthday dinner, he chose this:
And for his birthday present he got this:
For days after his birthday, he ran around wearing this:
The day after his birthday he kept throwing his ball over the fence so he could visit the neighbor's house. He showed up at their door in his knee pads and helmet.

We also allowed him to do this special birthday activity:
When Pippi said she didn't get to see, we told her to remind us on her birthday, and we would allow her to examine the inner workings of the toilet tank, too.

Over the weekend we had a fun party with good friends. Even Uncle Ivan showed up. The Warlock made gorgonzola burgers, root beer and ordered a cars pinata stuffed with the good stuff. We also have a cake leftovers enough for all the grandmas, grandpas, aunts and uncles who wish they could have been here.

We love you Bardo, and I don't ever want to forget how fun and cute and wonderful you are today.


Witty said...

What a very special boy. I'm glad he had such a very special day!

Flora said...

Love it! What a darling boy - and he is ALL BOY, except for the fact that he looks so much like his momma :) Those beautiful eyes and incredible hair, with enough of his dad to know exactly who he belongs to. Wish I was closer to enjoy some cake too!

Christine said...

Happy Birthday Bardo!

Deon said...

Happy Birthday Bardo!

Jecca Lee Ivie Johnson said...

The inner workings of the toilet? What a kid! Happy birthday Bardo!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so impressed. What a birthday to remember. Great Bike, helmet, treats, and the American Standard water saver to boot! The toilet mechanism is certainly a memorable adventure, and will forever live on in the annals of Clan Huge Patella family history. We are jealous of Uncle Ivan for being there.

Prairie Smoke said...

He is so much fun. I wouldn't want to miss out on Bardo.

Jess said...

Those pictures are great! Happy Birthday Bardo! I remember when you came to our house for the 4th of July when you were 9 days old. How much you've grown!