Partying with the Fam


Before we had our special "Choo Choo Train Party" for Little Lewie, it'd be unfair for me to say that we didn't have a fun time leading up to his party...

On his special day, we first had a play date with his little friend Patrick.  We met at Silverman's Farm in Easton where we had a chance to feed goats, reindeer, sheep, pigs, and ostriches...among other friendly animals...

It was a bright, sunny day!

The ticket stand and entrance...

Patrick's mom helping Little Lewie feed the animals.

Feeding the reindeer--Lewie's favorite part of the petting zoo.

Getting feed from the machines--Lewie's second most favorite part of the petting zoo.

Watch out for Farmer Lewie!  He'd drive this thing if he had keys...

One of Lewie's buddies...

"Here deer.  Have some more..."

"Lewie so happy."

After a fun day on the farm, we had his family birthday party a day later...There he was doted on by his older cousin Sarah who just loves him, and he had a chance to play with his "flying balloons."  Daddy helped pump all of the balloons up, and the kids had a chance to release them screeching into the sky all at once.  (I captured a video to show the fun they were having...)
Ninny, Aunty Missy, and Papa

Aunty Kiki (Lewie's Godmother)

Cousin Brooklyn...5 months old.

Cousin Gabe and his large balloon ears...

Lewie's reaction to the large balloon ears...

All the kids having fun with Daddy.

Lewie and cousin Sarah on the swing...

Playing "B-ball" with Aunty Kiki.


And more cake.  Yum!

All in all, Lewie had a great birthday celebration that he continues to talk about.  Occassionally, I still catch him singing Happy Birthday to himself too.  Age may only be a number, but at three--it's a number for me that represents the beginning of pre-school, friends, independence, and a new mother-son relationship that still offers love, guidance, support, and discipline, but now, too, some room for Lewie to grow into his own.


  1. Between the tractor and the animals, John would be in his glory - what a fun day!!! I can't get over Lewie's cheeks... that little guy is just adorable :)

  2. I can't believe how big he's gotten! 3 already! That means that my little lady is just a few months away - it goes so fast! Hope you're doing well; sorry I haven't checked in in a while. Summer has been crazy! But I'm glad to see you're all doing well. Stay safe in the hurricane this weekend!

  3. What a fun day! I wish I knew, we could have stopped by and said hi! What a great celebration, or precelebration! Stay safe Annette!

    Mama Hen

  4. I am so silly! I forgot to say the big happy birthday! :) Have a good night!

    Mama Hen

  5. I started to comment the other night, but guess I got distracted with hurricane preparation. (How are you guys doing by the way? Hope you have power!) The farms shots are so adorable. We have a similar looking place hear us and Nate adores it. Those reindeer are so cute - I want to pet them too! Happy birthday again Mr. Three Year Old!

  6. what fun times! LOVE that pic of him on the tractor!! SO CUTE :)

  7. Have a great day tomorrow! It looks like it will be nice out!

    mama Hen

  8. It looks like you guys had a great time! Yay for birthdays and growing more each day...I have to admit, 4 is my favorite age so far...I say that with each birthday though! It's so fun to watch them learn and grow!


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