Tuesday, June 14, 2011

4

My day started at 7:10 am and didn't end till 10 pm. But it was worth every frantic moment because...

...it's not everyday your favorite boy turns 4! I wish I could have taken a photo of his expression when he saw the cake, but when you are the only other person home and you are holding the cake, you just have to burn it in your retina. It was pure joy at seeing exactly what he asked for made. Chocolate cake, chocolate icing with car decorations. (Hands down the best cake I've ever made, 100% homemade.)

We started the day by opening presents from Phil and I.

And eating chocolate cake for breakfast. Breakfast of champions right there!

After breakfast we got ready and made it to gymnastics on time. As soon as that was over, we zoomed to the new hospital, over an hour away, and saw the grandparents. His birthday lunch came from the hospital cafeteria, not what I had in mind, but a small price to pay for his Poppa getting fixed up.

After we left the hospital, we rushed home, grabbed cupcakes, and hurried to the park to meet his favorite little friends.

They had a great time!

Playing on the train, slides, and chasing each other around till red in the face.

His friends got him some awesome gifts. These bubbles smell like fruit, yum!

But I think the best present of all was late in the afternoon, the hospital released Poppa and we were able to eat supper as a family at home! It should be a memorable 4th birthday.

9 comments:

Erin said...

Happy Birthday!

Auntie said...

Isn't that all just perfect! I'm so glad for all you you.

Cathryn said...

Homemade choc cake is the ONLY way to go!
Do you remember the song "Dad is great - give us the chocolate cake" routine that Bill Cosby did? Really funny, I have always thought homemade choc cake for breakfast is fine since then!

Mom said...

And chocolate IS a vegetable--RIGHT???

Dmarie said...

aww, what a feel good post. thanks for sharing this lovely day, and I'm happy for your good news!

susan said...

Chocolate is it's own food group! & should be the largest part of one's diet. What a great cake, Mom. Happy Birthday from CA, Matthew. WOOWOO 4 is old!

Kirsten said...

happy birthday, matthew! so glad your poppa was feeling better for your birthday!

Angela said...

I'm sorry my calls were at the wrong time but it looks like the his 4th birthday turned out great!

The author said...

Matthew wants to thank you for all the birthday wishes! They are very appreciated.