Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Darth Ryder Turns Three

September 8 was Ryder's third birthday. He enjoyed celebrating turning three, even though he continues to insist that he is 2 1/2. ("I don't want to be three! I'm tuna half!) You may notice that this kid is obsessed with Star Wars (Chtar Wers). He wants to watch Star Wars movies all the time, his favorites being Episode 1 (the Darth Maul one); Return of the Jedi (the green one); and Episode IV (the blue one). He also loves Clone Wars (Clo Yours).

Over the past year he has switched from his obsession with Word World to Knock Knock jokes to Star Wars. With Word World he noticed letters everywhere; he then tormented us with Knock Knock jokes that NEVER made sense; and now we get knocked around pretty consistently with a plastic lightsaber.

It has been a lot of fun to watch him change as his vocabulary increases and his sense of humor develops. He can be a stinker, but he is quick to follow up his trouble-making with a kiss and an "I love you."
Opening gifts--do you notice a theme?

"Luke. I am your father."

"I will destroy you."

Ready to blow out the candles

It's hard to blow out candles through a Darth Vader mask

That's better

Ryder's new Darth Vader ship

Looking fancy with those shoes

He didn't want to sleep without his new lightsaber


Linda said...

It was so fun to be in Vegas for Ryder's birthday! It was so fun to watch him get so excited when he opened another "Star Wars" gift! He is so cute and getting so big!

easleyfamily said...

Oh my gosh, what a freakin cutie!!! I can't believe he's THREE!!! When did that happen????

Diane said...

I love the Darth Vader lovefest. Classic pic of the shoes! What a cute cute boy!

Zachariah Parry said...

You guys are raising him right. He makes a great Darth Vader.

You can do better than "Darth Vader Ship," though. It's a TIE Advanced x1. It was one of the few TIE model ships with a hyperdrive. it never went into full production, perhaps for that very reason. Vader was testing the prototype during the battle of Yavin, which was where Han Solo shot him out of the Death Star trench just before Vader was about to blow Luke to bits.

Becky said...

I love it that kids still like Darth Vader.