We had a great time relaxing, eating and playing all together. My parents ended our visit with a birthday cookie cake and candles for Nathan's fourth birthday. Was he ever surprised! After a couple of gifts, Nathan opened a very special one. Gigi sewed a heroic cape (or caffe-as Nathan calls it) made of royal blue satin on the outside, gold on the inside and a gold star with a red satin letter "N" proudly displayed on his back. It is amazing what energy pours out of a little one that places a cape on their back-jumping, running, and "flying" were soon the highlights of the evening. What a treasure!
On Saturday, we had a birthday party, (I know...parade...right?!) complete with a couple of inflatable swimming pools, water balloons, his Thomas the Train tracks set up around the house and a jumping castle. Granny, Papaw, Mimi, Poppy, Aunt Allison, cousin Rylie and many sweet friends all came for the grand occasion. This age is just so much fun. They are excited about anything and everything surrounding a birthday party and Nathan was full of excitement. When I asked him later what his favorite part of the party was---he threw his hands up big and wide and exclaimed, "Everything!"