I can't believe my baby is turning FOUR!! This video is a tradition that started from a cute moment on his first birthday. Somehow I don't have one for last year though...
Here's the big kid being sung Happy Birthday to!
And blowing out candles...
He picked out his own cake. He LOVES Costco cake. Like LOVES Costco cake. There is no other cake in the world this kid wants other than Costco cake. And he cried every single time we go to Costco that we aren't buying a cake that day.
I love that he started in the middle of the candles...
Got one end...
And kept blowing all the way to the other side!
We had so many great friends and family come to celebrate.
It's because we lured them there with cake and ice cream.
We also built a box tunnel like two years ago. Only because past party attenders have been requesting it every since.
Time for gifts!
He got spoiled. Like all birthday boys should. Thank you, everyone!!
We ended the festivities with a pinata. Gideon has been DYING to have one since his friend Rex had a pinata at his party.
Some of the kids waiting their turns. It was a great birthday party. Now if only that didn't mean Gideon was really turning four, I'd feel so much better about it.
Gideon and I headed over to the wood store today to find me some treasures. Gideon found this bale of hay that he decided was there for him to roll around on top of. He got hay all over him and he loved every second of it! Hm...maybe I'll have to buy one next fall to help entertain this kid. Meanwhile, I got some great crafting treasures!
Went to get Gideon from preschool today. This is who I picked up instead! A little batman pilgram who had just enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast. I loved all the pictures, so I'm posting all of them. Enjoy!
Then we went shopping for birthday party supplies. Gideon found these glasses. I laughed and laughed and laughed until all my muscles hurt.
Gideon hasn't adjusted yet to waking up early to come to KJ's with me. He falls asleep every day on the way home. He stays asleep while I try to wake him numerous times, and while I transport him to the couch. He then refuses to go to bed at a normal time. Dang vicious cycle! I just wish I could get him to take a nap during the day and not so late at night. I can only imagine what I'd do with two children napping at the same time?? Probably find my sanity again.
We had to see Gideon's doctor today. By the time we were done, we were both starving. It was lunch time and I hate lunch time. Seriously! I just finished making breakfast, doing the dishes, and getting a head start on dinner. Now I have to make lunch? And do more dishes? Lunch is completely over rated. So I happily headed us in the direction of the hospital cafeteria. Yep, that's how much I hate lunch. Gideon found this fun alcove to hide in.
He also enjoyed the view from this pillar. And made several attempts to climb it, to no avail. We enjoyed a lovely view in the cafeteria of all the ambulances coming and going. It was thrilling. And then we went home. End of story.
Gideon has officially decided that swimming lessons are NOT for him. He doesn't like one more activity where someone tells him what to do. Not one bit! Instead, he goggles up and enjoys his free swim time in the bathtub. And I've learned to fold every load of laundry I have while he bathes. It's a win win if you ask me!
Gideon found the "cone of shame" at KJ's house today. He really enjoyed having it as part of his outfit. He did, however, refuse to wear it the way it was intended...around his neck. But it brought hours of playful enjoyment, so who am I to complain??
Here he told me he was wearing it like a dog would. Bahaha!!
Both these boys were extra snuggly today. I LOVED it! As I was sitting here, covered in little bodies and spit and snot, I realized how much I dreamed and longed and wished for a second child, and even though KJ isn't mine, it's nice to have these moments. For so long I never thought I would, and so I just sat here, for a long time, enjoying every moment of two babies in my arms.