Thursday, May 6, 2010

Happy 4 Year Old Birthday!

The kids woke up on the 29th, their first day of being 4, to chocolate donuts. The kids, especially Jared, LOVE donuts so it was a wonderful first birthday present.

Steve went into work for a half day, so I threw in one load of laundry and spent the rest of the day just playing with the kids.

Jared put together one of his many creations, including using the tongs to be the highest tower in Gotham City.

Then we had lots of fun taking silly pictures of ourselves with the camera. 

Alexa has spent many, many hours over the past few weeks writing letters and words. She was so proud of herself for writing the word hot on her own.

When Steve came home, we went to a close playground for a little while. Actually, this is a place we've gone to for two years but Steve had yet to go.

When we had visited Toots Grill in Downers Grove in December with my mom, she registered them for the kid's club birthday. So, we headed there for a burgers and fries birthday dinner.

Jared's favorite part of the evening? When the train brought by a cupcake with candles while the Happy Birthday song played over the speakers.

Then there was the horse ride before heading home to open presents.

They LOVED opening their presents this year. Let's see; Jared received a Batman, Batmobile, knight's costume and Star Wars Lego set. Alexa's presents were a baby doll set with high chair, car carrier, play pen and sling, Monkeys Jumping on the Bed game, and cash register.

We also sang Happy Birthday and actually almost didn't eat any of the cake, but right before heading to bed, they remembered the cake. 

Happy Birthday my little man and lady.


Nicki said...

What a long and exciting birthday! Four is a fun age... they'll be able to do so much!

Chris said...

Thanks! I'm definitely looking for it to get a little less stressful around here. I actually had to go to the ER last week for stress-related chest pains.