Friday, April 09, 2010

Jack is four!

And what a whirlwind of a birthday it was! We woke up and Little Man bounded into our room and said "MOM! I turned FOUR! Can you believe it?!" He was so excited. There's just something about "four" that makes you a "big boy" and not even remotely close to a baby.

After a few early morning snuggles in bed we all enjoyed breakfast together. It's become a bit of a tradition to get your breakfast with candles in it on your birthday so Jack had waffles, complete with birthday candles. After brekkie, we all got ready for the day and were off to take Jack to school.

Jack had a school performance yesterday so Caroline and I got to go and see the Rodeo Roundup! We only stayed through Jack's class' part because Caroline was soooo uninterested and ready to go. The kids did a really good job and Jack participated, which is kind of a big deal. He's pretty stubborn and doesn't want to do anything unless it's his idea so I was really glad to see him following instruction for the most part.

We sent cookies and a special book with Jack to school for his celebration during snack time. He was so excited about it. I think his excitement got the best of him though because when I went to pick him up his teacher, Mrs. Harris, said he'd had a rough day. Apparently, he wasn't able to control himself well and was just kind of irritating the other kids. One, so much so, that she BIT him on the FACE. I was not happy about that, no matter how annoying Jack was to her. Anyway, he also had to go sit in the office because he couldn't be quiet during rest time and was disturbing the other children. Sigh...

When we got home we spent the rest of the afternoon playing outside and Jack got to pick what we had for dinner. Pizza, of course! Jack, Caroline and I had dinner and then cake together before bath and bed. Both kids were exhausted after all the excitement of the day and were asleep before 7:30!

Dear Jack,
Words cannot begin to express how proud we are of what a wonderful boy you're growing into. You're so fun to be around! You love your sister so much and you two are becoming such close friends (when you're not trying to take one another 's toys). You are growing more and more independent each day and I can't wait to see what kind of young man you'll become. Daddy and I love you so much and we thank the Lord each day for you. You are fearfully and wonderfully made!

All my love always,
I'm THIS many!
Caroline, doodling on my phone while we wait for the program to start.
Yee haw!My sweet boy after his performance.On the big swing outsideWearing brother's birthday crown from school"Mom, it sure is a beautiful day for swinging!"
Happy Birthday to me! Jack got a Train Repair Shop and is so excited about it! He said "This is going to be totally awesome!"
Notice the spot on his cheek that looks like his Gigi kissed him. Not a kiss. That's where he was bitten.
Yum!Making a wish!
Mmmm... frosting. Both kids only ate frosting last night. I guess I should just learn to mold frosting into shapes and forget the cake, right?!


Michelle said...

Happy 4th Birthday, Jack! What a big boy you are!!!

carridawn said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 4 years old is a blast!!! Lots of best wishes and love to you!