So my baby boy turned 3 on September 7th, this year it just happened to fall on Labor Day....I can't believe he's growing up so fast! I thought I was going to have to work because after asking almost every single person I work with, nobody would work for me because of the holiday...I was so bummed, but prepared to have to work on my son's birthday and just celebrate it the next day...but I figured, he's still young...so he'll be okay with it. I was supposed to go into work at 1pm and at about 1130am I got up to get ready....and to my wondering surprise I got a call from my work. It was one of my friends who just came back from vacation and heard I had been trying to get the day off...she asked me if I wanted her to stay at work and do a double so that I could have the day off. I so jumped on that!! She's the best and I totally owe her!
It was so nice because we got to spend the whole day together as a family. Makai didn't have school because of the holiday and Ova and I were both at home. We ate breakfast, and lunch together and just hung out all day long playing. It was the Lomu family reunion/Grandma Sita's birthday party this past week so we've been going to the park every night to practice the ma'ulu'ulu....we got ready to head to the park for practice. Mone was so funny, he kept running around telling everybody "it's my birthday" and he gots tons of hugs from all his aunties and uncles. And tons of phone calls with birthday wishes from my side of the family...he felt so special! Uncle Moe gave him $5 and he of course ran and spent it on that darn ice-cream man that drives around taunting the kids... and when Auntie Tina and uncle Kina came, they had a birthday cake for him. It turned out to be a really special day and all the kids got together to sing to him. He came up to me after and said with a big huge smile "Mom, this is my big humongus birthday party" I just smiled and said yes.... I unfortunatly didn't remember to take my camera that day, but Auntie Ampee had her camera....so as soon as she posts them I'll steal them and add them.... Happy Birthday Filimone Matakaiongo Fangupo.... I love you!!