Seamus' Third Birthday Recap

Look out! Someone just turned three in our house!
That's right, our little Seamus recently celebrated his third birthday. I feel like he's been waiting so long for this to happen too; constantly asking us over the last few months if it was his birthday yet. He also went through quite a few ideas for his birthday theme; dinosaurs, then jungle animals, but ultimately he decided on a shark birthday!

So, the Sunday before his birthday, we headed to the aquarium - Arizona Sea Life Aquarium to be exact.
It's a super cute little aquarium in Tempe; oddly located in a mall of all places. It's totally catered to kids though, so it was perfect for Madeleine and Seamus.
It's not huge by any means, but the exhibits are done really well. Lots of different fish, crustaceans, turtles, stingrays, and of course sharks! Little sharks, but they were big enough to delight Seamus.
We all had a fun time oohing and aahing. We even found Nemo and Dory!
After the aquarium, we had lunch at the Rainforest Cafe, which I actually have never been to before. Another fun place for kids, and you should have seen Seamus' face light up when they brought him a cupcake with a candle and sang Happy Birthday to him. It was a really fun day.

During the week, on his actual birthday, we had a little celebration after school and work. A few streamers, a few balloons, pizza for dinner, and a little cake for dessert.
In between all that there were lots of FaceTime/Skype calls with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was all smiles all night long. It made me so happy to see how happy and excited he was.
And of course, there were presents. He is all loaded up on dinosaurs, trains, and cars. This kid is all boy.
It was a big birthday for me in a lot of ways too. Seamus was not the easiest baby and he definitely went through the terrible twos, but now we're starting to see the light. Finally, we can actually talk with him, and it's so much fun watching his personality develop. He's funny, sweet, and a little mischievous too.

Happy Birthday, Seamus! I know you think you're a big boy now, but you'll always be my baby.


  1. Fantastic ! I love seeing him so excited , I can tell the anticipation was definitely there. Miss him....and all you guys.