I love birthdays! And I REALLY love when Ryan and the kids have birthdays. I love to go all out, have parties, make a fun cake, and just have fun.
This week was Eli's birthday and he turned four. I really got into Eli's birthday this year and made sure he knew that I thought he and his birthday were special.
We started the week by celebrating Eli's birthday and Ryan's grandma's 80th birthday at Ryan's mom's house on Sunday. All of Ryan's family was there and we had such a good time.
His actual birthday started out so fun. As I mentioned before Eli does not show a lot of excitement and emotion, but the night before I put some balloons in his room. When he woke up in the morning he came running in my room so excited that there were balloons. It was so fun to see him so excited, and we were just getting started.
When he went out to the living room I had one present for him to open. Through out the day I would pull out a present for him to open, so that it would last the whole day.
I let him choose what he wanted for breakfast. He chose cupcakes. I didn't want to make cupcakes so Ryan asked if he wanted to go to the bakery and pick out his very own donut. He thought that was a great idea, and so that is what we did.
The whole day I didn't do anything but what he wanted. He was in PURE heaven. For lunch we had macaroni and cheese, and for his grand birthday dinner... Frosted Flakes. Yes. Of all the places and choices of food all he wanted was a bowl of Frosted Flakes! So we feasted upon the yummy goodness. To end the night we let him pick out a movie to rent, and my mom came over and watched it with us. He kept saying all day, "I can do this or that because it is my special day, huh?" I loved it! He got it! I wanted him to know what a special day it was, and I think by the end of the day he knew.
Tonight we had another birthday party for him at our house with my side of the family. It was a monster theme and it was so fun. Eli couldn't wait for HIS party to start. We played Put the Eye on the monster, Don't munch the Monster, and the adults had races to see who could put the monster puzzle together the fastest. Eli got many presents and had fun turning four. Thanks everyone that helped Eli have such a fun birthday!!
I LOVE this kid. He truly brings so much joy to me and I am so glad he is mine!