Monday, January 17, 2011

Shorty Pants

Dal had a birthday-he turned "fee." I love three year olds (it's my favorite age but don't tell my other boys). Dal is the light of my life (well, at least one of them). Being home with just him this year has been such a huge blessing and so much fun.

This kid is flat out lovable. He is fun and he is happy almost all the time. He talks up a storm and I mean it-we have full conversations about everything. He is happy to play with toys at my feet while I get stuff done-he will play for hours just chatting away with me or make believing with his "guys." He wants to be just like his big brothers. There is nothing Dal hates more than to be treated differently from them. Jack is his best friend (at least that's what he tells me. I try to convince him that I am his best friend.) He charms hearts everywhere he goes. It seems that people fall in love with him right away when they meet him. He is SO squeezable. He is getting sick of me squeezing his squeezy legs but they are just so squeezy! He is learning his letters and has started pointing out "D for Dallen" to me everywhere we go. Oh, and 3's "like I am!" Honestly he rarely, at least at this point in life, throws a tantrum or has to have time outs. Right now if he is mad at something he yells "stomach!" and then tells me he said a bad word. He loves to snuggle in bed with me, "get cozy" and read stories. He loves to help me bake. He has short legs. As in, he wears a size 18 months on the bottom-and he's 3. He truly is so much fun to spend my days with. Can you tell that I am head over heels in love?

Dal was SO excited for his Buzz Lightyear birthday party. He told everyone he saw about it-all of my friends, all of his friends, waitresses at the restaurant, checkers and the store, everyone. I hope it lived up to his dreams. It was only an hour long, involved three friends and featured bubble blowing, hot dogs and cheetos, cupcakes and presents. And that was it. Sweet and simple. He was jumping up and down with giddiness the day we sent out his invitations. He was so excited when they said they could come. And then they brought presents. Whoa-what a day!

Here are some pics from the party:

Hugging Van after getting a present:
I love this kid, Dal's buddy Coleson:

The 4 boys:
Excited before the party:
And, the cupcakes:

I love this kid-he's something special. Kind and considerate and loving and wonderful at the sweet age of three.


  1. Next time I'm ticked off I'm gonna channel my inner Dal and scream "STOMACH!" Classic! :) Fabulous first picture!!

  2. Happy Birthday Dallen! What a cute boy. Can he teach Andrew the "Stomach!" technique? Andrew believes in tantrums. BUT, at least in sacrament he has silent ones. Hope we can get our boys together soon. Great cupcakes.

  3. Stomach!! I have to remember that one for my own use.

    I love the cupcakes!

  4. P.S. I just have to say that the word verification for my comment was "cousein." Ironic, huh?

  5. I'm officially a Dallen fan! :)

    And an Amber fan -- those cupcakes are way too cute.

  6. That first picture is AWESOME! What a super cute kid. And your baking skills are epic. Those cupcakes are amazing. I am properly in awe.

  7. what a fun party. the cupcakes are adorable.