This year, Jack's birthday was one that would not end. It lasted for 4 days...which I guess is fitting because he turned 4.
Here are the highlights:
Jack started off his birthday extravaganza with a visit from my in-laws. They came baring gifts and took the whole family out for lunch.
Woohoo! More Hot Wheels Trick Tracks!
The morning started with a birthday gift scavenger hunt. Since I was in charge of the Valentine's Day scavenger hunt, Scott took charge of this one. After hiding the presents around the house, he tied little ribbons near them so Jack (and Logan) might find them easier. We eventually, had to play "colder/warmer/hotter" to help the boys out. It was a nice way to space out the presents and avoid an unwrapping frenzy.
Then one of my cousins, who attends a nearby college, came over with a friend. They entertained the boys while I made a cake and then they helped make the rice crispy treats that I decorated with monster faces to take to school on day 4 of the birthday extravaganza.
Cake was had by all after singing and candle blowing. (Unfortunately I lost those photos...)
A present in the cupboard
One under our bed
Logan has to check all the closets after Jack found a gift in one
On the morning of each of the boys' birthdays we fill their room with balloons before they wake up. They love to wake up to a sea of balloons covering their floor.
I'm somewhat environmentally conscious so Scott and I feel so wasteful filling their room with balloons. But the boys have come to look forward to it and they spend days playing with the balloons. (Please don't think too badly of me! I try to rationalize it saying that it's only two times a year and when deflated the balloons don't amount to much trash, albeit plastic trash.)
After balloons, breakfast and a lot of rushing around we were off to Disneyland. Surprisingly to me, it was such a good time that it gets a post all of it's own in a day or two.
The boys headed back to school and shared Crispy Monsters with their friends after lunch.
(I'd like to give Denise credit for the Crispy Monsters. I hope she doesn't mind me stealing two of her ideas to invent them.)
Whew...it was an exhausting 4 days. But Jack had a wonderful birthday and felt very loved.