Super A’s Fourth Birthday Party

I cannot believe that A is four! I was a bit worried about how he would handle having his birthday party a good four days after his actual birthday. I know that four days seems like a century to a preschooler. However, A handled it pretty well, he just bombarded us with numerous questions of all the details of his party leading up to the actual party day. I also had robots appear through out the house during the week so he had something to look forward to each day (I did the same thing last year with the monster party). He was excited about that and excited to share all the decorations with everyone when they arrived.

Enough of my talk though, correct? Here are the pictures from A’s party!

Isn’t the shirt perfect? I was so excited to find it from Gymboree. And this is A’s sweet smile.

And this is A’s impression of a robot:

The inspiration for the party. There is a complete dance and song called “I am a robot” that A made up. Seriously.

And of course now that there are four boys between my sister and I we are trying to get a picture of all the cousins:

You know that pose that has been making the rounds on-line with the four kids when they were little and then as teenagers? I’m thinking we need to re-create this in about ten years. Mark your calendar for 2022.

What amazed me the most is J Baby sat right in the middle of all the present unwrapping just watching…taking mental notes, I like to say. I guess he is prepping for his own birthday coming up.

This is a close-up of A’s smile in finding out that he did receive his much anticipated Lego Police Truck.

Still studying. Yes I know you want to just pinch his cheeks. He’s kind of ridiculous. 🙂

Testing out his chair from Granna and Papa. He was so excited about all his gifts…I don’t think we have ever had an unwrapping go that fast in the birthdays. He tore open a gift, jumped with excitement, handed it to me, then went on to the next. In ten minutes all gifts were opened, and the boys were marching down the hall towards A room to play with them.

Watching…look at these boys! They were so good!

Poor J got frustrated that we weren’t opening  the packages after unwrapping them so he went and sat with Papa:

Love this picture!

And what’s present opening without having an audience:

My husband’s parents

My brother and law and Mom watching J show off his stand moves (with an arm picture bomb…ha!)

J Baby with his Aunt K. He was feeling particularly serious at this moment apparently.

And as I said before after all the present opening was done the boys were all off in their different directions playing leaving the adults to try to take apart the million twisty ties on the difficult to open packages. J stayed back to see if he needed help. 🙂

And then we started on finishing up dinner: Costco lasagna (it’s fabulous), salad, applesauce, french bread, and cherry limeades. By the way if you ever cook a frozen Costco lasagna it takes about two and a half to three hours…we were prepped for it this time (We learned from Lasagnagate 2010…bwahahahaha).

J has been refusing to nap in the evenings lately (which may not sound like a bad thing, but he wakes up from his afternoon nap at 2:30…and then usually won’t go back to sleep until 8). He won’t nap for us at that evening hour…good thing we have Granna!

So after dinner it was on to cake:

Blowing out his candles.

After which A decided he was done with pictures…which lead to this:

But let’s be honest. Most of them were like this:

How about we re-create this one in ten years as well? Ha!

Oh and just in case you’re wondering…

The cake was delicious!

Happy Birthday A!

You are a reader, a dreamer, a singer, a dancer.

You are a helper, a baker, an imagination maker.

You are kind and sweet and although sometimes loud,

You make Mommy and Daddy very proud!

We love you!

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