Oh, my sweet boy. 
How are you three years old already? 
I honestly can’t wrap my brain around the fact that we’ve been parents for three whole years (and let’s be honest, some days it feels like we’ve been parents for thirty years, but that’s a post for another day). We are just so in awe of how Gray has grown into a little person who is funny, kind and number obsessed. 
For his third birthday, our Gray asked for a rainbow cake (thanks to his love of the Magic School Bus Rainbow episode) and to blow out candles. We had a super casual get together in our backyard with friends and family to celebrate and brought out all things “Gray” for the shindig: rainbow balloons, a gigantic T Rex balloon, all green everything (in the shade of grass, his fave), and his blow up pool. Although we had a massive thunderstorm right smack in the middle of things, we made the best of it by dragging the party goods into our currently-full-of-boxes garage and letting the boys play in the rain. The night ended with a water balloon fight between the dads guests and an exhausted birthday boy. 

We started the day with a pajama party and the balloons were absolutely his favorite part of the day. He kept saying “look at my birthday party!” and even thanked us for singing him Happy Birthday (insert crying emoji here). 

My parents were in town and I’m not sure who had more fun opening presents – the three year old or his grandfather! 

Pool hangs during the monsoon were a must, even if my yard was a mud puddle…

Two cakes for our big boy! The rainbow cake was from the Swiss Bakery in Greenville and the Oreo chocolate ice cream cake was a Coldstone masterpiece…and my request! 
Thank you to all of our friends and family who spent the evening with us celebrating our first born. Gray is, without a doubt, lucky to have you in his life.
Tate, we are so honored to be your parents. Mommy and Daddy are so proud of you and all that you are. We know year three will be the best one yet! 

And now, pardon me while I sneak off to cry my eyes out that my baby is practically an adult already.