This weekend we celebrated Theo’s fourth birthday. I love birthdays and believe they should be celebrated as long, and with as much gusto, as possible.
We started off the celebrations by joining my brother, Theo’s Uncle Josh, for lunch and a birthday surprise at a local arcade and fun zone. Theo ran from game to game, trying his hand at everything from racing cars to shooting dinosaurs. He had so much fun.
The next day was Theo’s party with his closest family and friends. I’ve never seen a little boy who lights up more around people. He absolutely loves his friends and family. He laughed and played his little heart out. He got so excited about his birthday cake with candles and of course, his presents ;-).
Sunday morning, the day of his actual birthday, was my favorite celebration. That morning I taped crepe paper all over his bedroom door while he and his brother were inside playing together. When I was done, I knocked and he said, “Come in!” After telling him that he had to open the door himself, he came to the door and said “Hey! I’m taped in!” I told him it was his first present he had to open.It didn’t require much coaxing in order to get him to run through and tear it all down.
We gathered around the table with doughnuts and birthday candles, party hats and balloons, streamers and noise makers. I bought a goblet at the dollar store that had “happy birthday” printed on it with candles and served Theo’s milk in the special birthday glass. (I hope to make this a tradition!)