3.5 | Half Birthday Tradition
Since Jackson was six months old, we have been celebrating half birthdays. Its a fun way to mix up an otherwise ordinary day, eat cake, and celebrate our fun little guys. Today marks Jackson’s fourth half birthday, and he is three and a half years old! I think its fair to say that, so far, three has been a challenge. People tell you all the time about the terrible twos, and how hard it is to have a two year old. I think that the terrible twos are an urban legend. Two was easy. It’s what comes after two that has you wanting to rip your hair out on a daily basis. What they fail to warn you about is the threenager.
Threenagers are a lot like teenagers, except that they still look like babies. Its tricky, really, because why does someone who looks so sweet have to be so mean!? They throw tantrums…MAJOR tantrums, start to tell you how mean you are, and try to use their newfound language skills to test every single boundary that has ever been set for them. They cry because its sunny, or because its rainy, or because grass isn’t blue. But under all of the threenage angst and feelings lies a lot of fun too.
My threenager is REALLY into a few things: ghostbusters is probably at the top of his list these days. He loves to run around busting ghosts and talking to his buddies Ray & Igon (He is Venkman, obvi). He also loves any type of construction equipment or tractor, firetrucks, and still is going strong with the fierce love of mickey mouse, although Paw Patrol has recently honed in on the mickey time quite a bit.
Jack is still an awesome big brother to Wyatt, and in fact, just last night he asked Zac if we could have another baby, and said that a sister would be cool. That definitely won’t be happening anytime soon!
We are so lucky to have this imaginative, funny, smart, moody, lovable three and a half year old. I can’t even remember what life was like without him - though I imagine it was a LOT more boring and far less wonderful
Each year I make a half cake for the half birthday boy. I get the question “well, what do you do with the other half?!” a LOT. Guys, its just one cake. A single layer of a round cake, cut in half and stacked. This year, I went with my FAVORITE chocolate cake from scratch (seriously, amazing), and a simple piped icing:
For a look at the previous half cakes:
2.5: Tie Dye Cake
1.5: Ombre Cake
0.5: Primary Color Cake
Wyatt 0.5: Confetti Cake