Good-bye two – hello three!!
Yes, our sweet potato is now three! He is so thrilled! But now he wants to be five! I told him he has to hold on because we are not ready for five just yet!!
He started planning his birthday back in May when he told me he wanted a” pina-yata” for his Happy Birthday. To this day, we do not know where he learned about piñatas – but it was a great idea.
We checked out a book called, Hooray, A Piñata and it fueled his adoration for piñatas even more. In the book the two characters talk about how they want to whack and smack and thump the piñata until all the candy falls out. SO for months we’ve heard about Dominic “macking and whacking” the piñata with a big stick.
As the months leading up to his birthday unfolded, Dominic would add more dimensions to his party. He told us whom he wanted to have there – absolutely every one of his friends and cousins was on the list. (Unfortunately his Ohio family couldn’t make itL.) He even wanted humpty dumpty. Next he told us that he wanted to have honey and one day when we were making cookies, after licking the sugar off his fingers, he told me, “Mommy I want to have that stuff at my happy birthday party too.”
Well, we didn’t have honey or bowls of sugar, but we had two parties, with two piñatas filled with sugary candy and treats. Dominic got to mack, whack, and thwack and thump the piñata – I would say it was everything he expected. He really loves the stick – just the sight of it makes him smile!
In the end, all of the kiddos seemed to Dominic’s piñata idea for they all got to whack the things a few times and then dive for the candy. If this third birthday is any indication, Dominic will likely host some great parties in his lifetime – to no credit of oursJ
I’ll have to take pictures of the Super “D” cape that Miss Irene made for Dominic – he LOVES it and it’s so Dominic!
Two was so much fun! We are now opening our arms to the wonderful quirks, challenges and celebrations that are three!