Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Big FOUR!


Can you guys believe I forgot to post a super sentimental, mushy post about my baby's birthday? Ah! It's been the busiest weekend though, from Henry's actual birthday to his birthday party, to our Friendsgiving. A total whirlwind that kind of feels it's just slowing down...but wait, there's Thanksgiving! So nope, craziness continues...but I really do feel like it's the best kind of craziness!

But FOUR. I don't even know what to say. It truly, truly feels like just yesterday this big boy was a tiny babe. And now he's fully a kid, a big brother, a wonderful son, and really coming into his own.

This year we wanted to keep it simple. The day before his big day he got to lead the "birthday circle" at school and Hank and I had a great time telling stories about him, passing around baby photos, and singing songs. On his actual birthday morning Hank and I took him to IHOP (his one request!) where he enjoyed a smiley face chocolate chip pancake followed by an ice cream sundae. Ha! He was in heaven. We spent the rest of the day hanging out, and ended the night with Bill's Pizza and frozen yogurt. Henry proclaimed that it was "the best birthday EVER!" so I think we did a-okay.

The next morning was his birthday party- another exercise in keeping things simple. This year Henry chose the bowling alley which turned out to be SO much fun. It was truly my favorite birthday he's ever had, and all of the kids had the best time. It was the easiest, breeziest two hours. We arrived at 10am, they bowled until about 11, we did bowling alley pizza and Costco cake, bowled some more, and it was time to go. No decorations, no elaborate anything. Henry was so happy and it made me so happy that we were able to create such a fun and memorable time for him. I'm still glowing thinking about how much he was smiling the entire day.

So yes, four. It's unbelievable to me and so exciting to think of all that's ahead. I can't wait to see how much more this little guy will change in the next year...and if this year was any indication, we're in a for a wild, fun ride.

Happy 4th birthday, Henry!




8 comments:

  1. Oh, goodness, he looks so like you these days! What a cutie.

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    1. Oh man that makes my day! Thanks Sarah! :)

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  2. Henry is a kid after my own heart. A bowling birthday party? Sign. Me. UP.

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    1. Right?! All of us adults were already planning a time to come back on a group date night!

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  3. Gosh, he is adorable! Happy birthday to Henry!

    Christen
    http://christenlouise.blogspot.com

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  4. Four?! Wow, happy (belated) birthday Henry! Love the bowling party, so fun.

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    1. Thank you so much Susan! Wish you guys could have joined us! ;)

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