Saturday, August 7, 2010

Happy Birthday To Our Little American

Yesterday, August 6th, our Little American turned 3 years old. I know everyone says this but it's so is amazing how time flies. Especially when you have a child. I really can't believe 3 years have already gone by. Papa Dan and I were together 16 years before the Little American joined our family. Time flew by then but now with little Daniel, it seems as if we've escalated to warp speed. We spent the week in Dillon Beach with his first cousin Keano who is 3 years older. They had a great time bonding.

The boys with Cocco and Papa Dan on a sand dune looking out at the waves.

The boys again with Cocco in front of the cottage at Dillon Beach.

His nanny Mimi(whom he seems to at times love more than us) threw him a pool party the weekend before we took off to Dillon Beach. His neighborhood friends attended. He loved all the attention. This is the first year that he seemed to understand the concept of birthdays. He wanted one everyday after this party for the 6 days leading up to his actual birthday.

That's his Papa Dan in the red t-shirt trying to relive his spring break days back in the 80s.

The Little American enjoying his personal past time....enjoying pizza at one of his favorites stops, Chuck E Cheese's (Yuckie Cheeses according to Papa)

Papa Dan, who swore Chuck E Cheeses was too pedestrian, couldn't be dragged away from this game. He was playing not just one but two games simultaneously as though he were at a Las Vegas casino. All he needed was a cigarette in one hand and a cocktail in the other.

Finally, several photos of our little American from the last 3 years. A reminder of how much he has grown since the first time he joined our family.

Happy 3rd birthday son. We love you.


MaryBeth said...

Please tell Daniel I said Happy Birthday! He is getting cuter with each and every year.

The Sewing Loft said...

Daniel is adorable. Happy Birthday little guy!

Janie's World said...

Happy Birthday, Daniel! Oh, soooo adorable. I got a good chuckle from some of your captions.

Anonymous said...

That son of yours is just too cute for words.

Linda Q said...

Belated Happy Birthday to that cute little one! My son's BD was today and mine is tomorrow, he was my best early BD present ever and still is! And now he has his own little boy. How time flies huh?!
Blessings to little Daniel and all of you, wonderful family!
Hugs, Linda

Paris Atelier said...

Happy Birthday Little Daniel!!!! I can't believe how fast time has flown by either! He is just beautiful. I do believe he is one of the luckiest boys in the world to have two such amazing and loving Dads. What a treasure your little family is my Julio! Sending you much love and the best of Birthday Wishes!!!!
Judith~ and Baby J!

vignette design said...

Happy birthday to your little Daniel. What a doll! And so loved by his daddies!

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said... darling! He certainly looked like he was having lots of fun at all his parties!

Rettabug said...

A belated but no less sincere "Happy Birthday" to little D!!! He is such a cutie & it is great to see the loving family you have created around him.

Fun captions to the photos. LOL

kate Dickerson, C'est si Bon! La Joie de Vivre! said...

What a cutie-pie! He's lucky to have such great dads. Best to you all, and I wish I could say time goes slower as it goes on, but it doesn't. The good thing is, pictures like these always bring back great past moments, so you can relive them again and again! It's one of our favorite pastimes when our grown-up kids visit.

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NANCY DARE said...

Just found your blog through Enchanted Revelry & so enjoyed it! Your son is adorable & a belated Happy Birthday to him ...& yes the time does fly so enjoy & savor every growing up moment with him!