Thursday, March 17, 2011

Feliz Cumpleanos to Cannon

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you all and Birthday #3 for Cannon
Cannon has been dreaming of this day ever since he saw me put the Mack truck in the cart while grocery shopping a few weeks ago. He would see it in my closet and say, "That's my birthday Mack." Well, he finally got to open it! And he scored a Mater to go with the rest of his collection. He has been one happy boy all morning long.
We sure didn't expect to wake up to this weatherCannon in a birthday outfit. It's a rough rhino just like him.

He had a few friends over today for some green cupcakes and green milk.
Green food coloring + new toys + 5 little people = HYPERACTIVITY

What would life be like without Cannon? It really turned my world upside down to have a boy after 3 girls. He is everything everyone warned me about. He climbs, gets into things, tackles when you least expect it, likes things that go like trains and cars, drinks toilet water, and is fascinated with potty humor. He is 100% BOY. He is our comic relief, is so affectionate (in a rough sort of way) and we all love him.

3 more things about Cannon:

1. Spanglish is his primary language. "Mom look there's a vaca (cow)" or Can I take a bano (bath) I want JUGO POR FAVOR (juice please) He somehow knows to use regular English with everyone else and save the Spanglish for the natives at home.

2. He is not a homebody like BD and the girls. He likes to go go go to the store to the park to see the horses down the street. If anybody is going anywhere he has to tag along, even if it's just to get the mail. He could hop from friends house to friends house all day long and be happy as a clam. He keeps asking when we can go to Adam's to play trains and Adam lives a day trip away. Given his need for speed and his international language abilities, we hope he'll consider a career as an airline pilot, so we can go go go too.

3. Finding a boy name that BD and I could both agree on was hard! He shot down all of my suggestions?! Sometime during pregnancy, I must have mentioned my 8th grade crush because BD decided that was a cool name. We didn't know anyone else with it and it went well with our last name. Glad to finally have a winner, it was much easier to pick a middle name. We went with Brandon's which is Duhn (pronounced doon), after his Danish ancestor.

This song is from CARS. It is the one Cannon requests every family night.. we don't really ever know the lyrics but we try...


stephanie said...

seriously! Another birthday! You have to be all partied out about now.

I really like Cannon's name. He is a cute boy

Sher said...

I think it's pretty funny that Cannon asks for this song for FHE. Way to try to sing it. We just still do Jingle Bells. He looked like he loved his birthday. You all got more snow than we did. My condolences. Happy birthday to your growing boy.

T said...

such a cute boy - or... is he getting old enough to insist on "handsome" now?

Happy Birthday Cannon!!!

Leon said...

3-year-old boys are lots of fun. Happy Birthday to the blondest Hispanic I know.

Leon said...

Leon is really Megan, of course. Can't give the guy credit unless it's due.....

Michelle said...

As soon as this post came up, Adam ran over and started singing along (the real words). We watch the show too much. He was so excited about Mac that he asked if we could come over so he could play with it by himself. Hmmm. He is now ordering me to turn on the movie for him. Do we have the same boy?
Happy birthday big boy Cannon. We love you and are so glad that BD now has a little buddy.