Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Birthday Parade

Nathan had quite the birthday parade this month. I say that because it seemed to keep going on and it was a lot of fun! It started with a fun trip to Oklahoma. Kate and Nathan were perfect riding companions as the three of us made our way up (and back) to visit Gigi, Papa and Aunt Melissa. I know people were praying for a smooth drive and we certainly had it.

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 his "actual" birthday day, Corey and I took the kids to "Old MacDonald's (A.K.A. McDonald's) to eat and play for lunch. Then we headed out to Schlitterbahn for the evening. What fun! After that we sang "Happy Birthday" and he was able to open up the presents that we got for him that night. He was so sweet with all of his thank you's and hugs.

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!"


Marcella said...

All the activites really did extend his birthday for him. What fun. You captured a great picture of him in the cape (caffe). So cute!

Tara Higginbotham said...

Wow! What a fun and exciting birthday! Nice cape mom made for him. Jennifer, I noticed your hair is getting long!

Kim said...

Parade, indeed! 4 is a pretty special age, so it is deserving of much celebration! The May kiddos loved the birthday party and had lots of fun! And, side note: that's a pretty AWESOME superhero cape!! Wow!