Monday, June 28, 2010

Scenes from James' 4th Birthday Party













I think I am still in shock that my son is now 4.
His party was this past Saturday and his actual birthday is today.
WOW.
His party was a total blast, which is what I was going for,
as the kid is so interested in space right now.
Check out that cake. FANTASTIC. Gotta love the rocket.
My husband's cousin's daughter made it.
Emily--you are brilliant.
Oh yeah--and that bouncy house?
That HUGE bouncy house?
Best.idea.ever.
While the kids (and adults) bounced,
I got to enjoy the party guests and have a beer or two,
but most importantly I didn't miss
a single smile that spread across James' face
ALL DAY LONG.
So really, that bouncy house was a gift for ME.
I'm not quite ready to do my typical, look back through the years
post about my boy, you know--the one where I weep
in writing about how he's not a snugly little baby anymore.
But maybe that's because I am really enjoying him at this age.
Independent but still a Mama's boy;
inquisitive about the world around him but still cuddles his favorite
stuffed animal at night;
loves all of his new friends but is still happiest
around his cousins;
happy to receive all of the latest gadgets as gifts,
but it was the collection of arrowheads, fossils and rocks from his Grandpa
that he arranged on his bedside table tonight when he went to bed.
I love that boy.

Happy 4th Birthday, James.

XOXO

6 comments:

Courtenay said...

oooohhhh! looks like fun and the cake is adorable. wish i coulda been around for the partay. i'll see you next week-- let's get together!

Stephanie said...

OH my, it all looks so amazing! The cake is brilliant!

Happy happy birthday to your sweetest boy.

Flannery Buchanan said...

I am so bummed to have missed it!!! Looks like it was a blast. We love that boy, too!

Jayne said...

What a fun day! They do grow up so very fast. Snuggle while you can.

sheri said...

CONGRATULATIONS! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ON JAMES BIRTHDAY!! PRECIOUS AS ALWAYS...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE KIDS TOO :) XO

TeresaR said...

Happy belated birthday to dear, sweet James!!! 4 is a wonderful age; I actually kind of miss it (now that my kids are in puberty). :)