Asa turns 3!

How is this precious child already three years old?!

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It just seems like yesterday Bray and I were looking at a gummy bear version of him on our first ultrasound. We went through so much to have him that his birthday every year seems like a momentous occasion filled with so much deep meaning. I look at him and celebrate his life, but also mourn for the loss of his sweet baby features. I want to shield him from this world. I want to make every day full of sunshine and rainbows for him now while I can before he is old enough to determine the reality of this world. Nothing warms my heart more to hear him eating breakfast at the kitchen bar singing “The rainbow is a promise! The rainbow is a promise! Oh, yes it is! Oh, yes it is! The rainbow is a promise!”

He started his birthday morning by eating Pop Tarts in his jammies and dinosaur costume! This was seriously the best $5 I have ever spent! Both of my kids (or maybe me) have gotten endless entertainment out of this headband and clip-on tail!

We did not do much party wise for his birthday this year. We just had a very small get together of our family and closest friends. I basically just threw it together Friday night and we had his party Saturday morning.


I did manage to order the cake ahead of time though. Score one for mom!


He asked for a “zombie” cake which is his terminology for The Munsters! Elizabeth Goad at Goad Ala Moad delivered as usual! This child is such an old soul! He loves The Munsters and old Westerns! He will rarely watch an animated movie. He wants to see real people in his cinema.


Since his birthday is in October and he wanted The Munsters on his cake, a Halloween theme was obvious. Like I said, I didn’t go crazy with it. Just enough that he felt like I really done it up.

All three of my boys snoozed the afternoon away once everyone left…Mom started laundry! (Story of my life!)


After his party Saturday, we took him to the mall to get new tennis shoes for school….Grammy’s treat!

Side note: I have never taken either of my children to the mall.

As soon as we walked in, Asa yells “WHAT is this place?!” Of course we had to ride all of the cars!

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It took careful maneuvering on mine and mom’s part to keep him out of the germ infested play ground! I could practically see the flu, hep A, and strep germs all over the equipment!

We did let him play in the Halloween section against my better judgement. I was internally cringing the whole time convinced we would be bringing home a family of lice! So far…the coast is clear!

Afterwards, we stopped into Panera for dinner. My picky boy ate his whole bowl of Mac-n-Cheese and his yogurt!

His actual birthday was Tuesday and it was busy-busy-busy for him. He got to go to “Big Boy” school and he loved it! He adamantly reminded me to get his backpack!

His daddy is so proud of his joggers!

His daddy is so proud of his joggers!

My mom took cookies to his class. They gave him a crown and sang happy birthday to him! Mrs. Rita sent me a message that he already had an accident report on his first day (he fell on the play ground)! Welcome to Pre-k! We are so thankful to have Mrs. Rita as a teacher! Asa seems to love school so far and tells me every morning “I go there!”.

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When he got home, he rode his new ranger around the yard for a while. He spent time with Bray at the park and Bray let him run wild for a while.

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Then, he snuggled with his momma to cap the night off! I just sat there melancholy because he has lost that baby smell. I just stared and savored that sweet boy as much as I could and reminded myself to not ever take him for granted.

Photo by Brittany Foster.

Photo by Brittany Foster.

We love you, Asa Oliver!