Our "baby" turned 4 on New Year's Day! I think I'll always call him our baby. A Bittersweet day, birthdays are just that. The kids grow another year older. I'm happy because they are so happy, but inside I'm a little sad and wonder how this is happening so flipping fast!?!?!
They're growing up and finally after 7 or so years (since Mason didn't sleep through the night until age 2 or later :-/ I'm finally getting the recommended hours of sleep per night (yeah!!) which has definitely been nice! I can go to early morning boot camps and the kids don't wake dad up. There's more flexibility in our house. We can go out and do more with the kids now that they're older. There are adventures and camping and beautiful sites we have on our "travel" list to venture to this summer. It's nice to reach this phase of the journey we call parenting. But... birthdays are still bitter-sweet. I want them to be older and I want them to be babies again, sometimes all in the same day.
Mason picked out his cake, or cakes... He wanted the variety selection of mini cakes, his choice.
He may have been spitting a bit.
Such a gentle touch.
We celebrated by taking all the boys to the Skating rink. Mason was so excited! Oh what a trip it was. John and I hadn't put regular roller skates on in probably 15 years, at least. We weren't too shabby at it. The boys took turns using these elderly walkers (what a great idea these things were!) I told the boys maybe we'd take skating lessons this summer. Sounds fun!!
Such a ham!
He started pre-school in 2016!! Big moment! He love, loves it and is thriving.
Game night with friends.
The kids turn eating dinner at game night. 9 boys and 2 girls. Those girls can hang!
At game night the kids played their own game of Pie-In-Yo-FACE! They all had a blast and laughed so hard!
More games. One of Mason's favorites.
Preston's such a great teacher. He made Mason a step by step outline of how to make the letter "M". We're working on getting Mason to hold his pencil the correct way.
He was obsessed with this game for about a week.
What a hot mess!! NYE appetizers or dessert ;) I hadn't made jell-o shots since we lived in Florida. So it'd been about a decade. It took me a while but I managed to whip up 100 of them for the party we went to. Thanks to Pinterest I was able to get very creative with them! #margaritashots #lemondrops #jollyrancher #sunkiss
Post jello shots NYE.
Bring on 2016!