Nov 11, 2015

Dominic turned three last Thursday.  This year we wanted to really spoil him.  Last year was a complete wash, everything was still new and Washington was still a completely foreign land, plus I was sick and just entering my first energy draining trimester with Max.  So this year was all about celebrating him.

Every year we stuff our kids room full of balloons, but since Dominic is deathly afraid of balloons, not necessarily the balloons themselves but the potential of one extemporaneously popping, we decided to forgo our tradition and opted for streamers as an early morning surprise.

We tried to fill the day with fun adventures and people Dominic loves.  Gifts from family arrived and sat waiting for him in the morning. We opened gifts, played a lot and rushed out the door to meet some friends at the childrens museum before taking Scarlett to school. Then per Dominics request we enjoyed a mommy son date at Chick-fil-a for lunch.  The very fact that this was his one and only actual specific request of the day felt like a parenting success. Three years and I think we made a very wise boy.

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"Happy Birthday to you Dominic" - Scarlett 
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Thank you to everyone who loved on our little boy...and to our family and friends that sent a little something in the mail to help make Dominic's birthday extra special.

Happy birthday my boy.