Monday, July 16, 2012

Isaac's birthday

Isaac had a birthday May 23, and he turned 4! This was the first year he was really excited about his birthday, and counted down to it for days before hand. The night before his birthday we were putting them to bed, and I looked over at him and he had the cutest little smile on his face. I asked him what he was thinking about, and he whispered, "my birthday."

It was also the last day of school for Eli and Micah, but I wanted to keep the day about Isaac. After a breakfast of chocolate chip teddy bear pancakes and dropping Eli and Micah at school, Isaac, Hope, and I went to the Chidren's Museum. That was what he wanted to do, and it was really fun! He is not Mr. I Am Going to Go Explore By Myself, he likes to stick close by, so it was a little tricky at times chasing after Hope, who is essentially his opposite in that way. But thankfully it wasn't too busy, and I could keep my eyes on both of them even if they were in different spots. After the museum he wanted to go to "king burger" (Burger King) for lunch, and get a happy meal which we brought home and he ate while watching a movie (a birthday tradition.)

He had decided on an Angry Birds Space birthday, and his one request was for a pinata. Thankfully, we actually found an Angry Birds one, and then I filled it with candy, pencils, and other little toy things. We had Aaron's sister and her family over for dinner (hot dogs, chips, and lemonade), and cake. He opened presents, and the kids did the pinata, which was a pretty big hit. Eli and Micah have requested one for their birthday, but I'm sort of hoping they forget because it takes a lot of stuff to fill one up! All in all, I think it was a great day, and we loved celebrating him.

He really has my heart, in a special way, and I am loving watching him grow and change. He is really creative, he builds things all the time from legos, blocks, or treasure he finds outside. He also picks flowers for me constantly, many times just a teeny tiny one in our grass, or even just a leaf that catches his eye, but wants to give them to me which I think is pretty much the sweetest. When Eli and Micah were in school, he would build things for them to see when they came home, or make them pictures, he thought about them so much throughout the day. And for a while he was picking out Hope's clothes almost every day! He is still pretty shy, still loves to cuddle, still has the warmest, sweetest smile. Happy Birthday to my favorite 4 year old!