We had 4’s party today. He’s not officially 5 yet – but that day will pass while we are in Mexico. So today was the day to celebrate with his friends. He had a blast at the little shindig. (A gymnastics place.) And his friends got him the neatest set of gifts. Usually I hate birthday parties because I hate all the pile of plastic stuff we come home with. Stuff that we don’t need, and usually stuff that the kid doesn’t even really like – but he’ll open it up and play with it all of 2 seconds because it is his.
Anyway, today was a serious exception in the gift department. He got loads of great thoughtful gifts that he really loves. He and his brothers had a blast assembling Legos and castles tonight. And he went to bed wrapped up in a long snake. And wearing a headlight. How great is that?
I am thankful today that the birthday season has officially ended. I like that their birthdays are close together because I feel like we do it and then it’s done. We will still have our family cake and presents next week before we leave. And on his actual birthday I am sure we will do something special in Mexico to celebrate. But otherwise, we are D-O-N-E.