Birthday Celebrations: [Turning Four]

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Catching up on all the happenings since we now have a FOUR year old in 'da house.
That's right, a little kid - his clothing size is no longer followed by a 'T', he's scheduled to take part in organized sport camps, and will soon enough attend a new, big-boy school.
Someone hold me..!!
I can't believe we are taking on this next, new phase as parents, but we couldn't be more proud of this (not so) little one of ours.

Ready for 'party' overload..?!
Tyson got to have two birthday celebrations this year since we were out of town, one with each side of our families.
We celebrated early with my family and had a little Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle party. I was excited to find turtle stuff at the Dollar Store/Dollar Spot, so I grabbed a plastic cup and pair of socks for Tys & Harp each, and their two cousins that would be at his 'party'. We did bubbles, played outside, ate pizza, and had cake.
We had to explain that it wasn't yet his actual birthday, we were just celebrating beforehand. Which set off mild confusion as he kept asking, 'is this my real birthday or a pretend one?'
For his actual birthday, we were in Florida (helping celebrate his great-Mimi's birthday; she and Tyson are birthday twins, 90 years apart). 
Even though we were not at home, I hoped to make the day special for Tyson. 
We, of course, still had his annual donut birthday breakfast.
(Previous donut breakfasts - 1st // 2nd // 3rd)
Then we had a Lego party complete with cousins, water balloons, tape-the-head-on-the-Lego-guy-body, and pizza and cake (yes, again).
We had such a great time celebrating Tyson and his special day, on a few different days.
Happy 4th, buddy!!


  1. Love the themes! Ive already asked Noah what kind of theme he wants, knowing he will change his mind many times over the next few months. We too will have two celebrations (with friends and family), so at least he can choose two different themes ;). I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around 4! Noah has a little less than 4 months left of being 3 and I just can't handle how big he's getting and how they are becoming real kids!

  2. How fun!!! I love that he and his great-Mimi share a birthday (though 90 years apart). I bet she loves that!
    Your party themes are so cute! I love that turtles as well as the Legos. Did you make both cakes? Seriously talented my friend!!!
    Happy Birthday Tyson!!!

  3. Pretend birthday, ha! Love him! Gosh he is looking so old! What happened this last year?! And Liam has that airplane 3-in-1 Lego set. It's one of his favorites. He literally will spend over an hour assembling and disassembling.

  4. Best birthday ever!!! I'd say he enjoyed himself very much. Love all of the photos. What a lucky boy.

  5. Oh mama, I feel you! I miss the days when Mason’s clothes were followed by a T. They grow too fast. The only thing better than a birthday celebration is two celebrations! How fun. And how sweet that he shares a birthday with his great-Mimi! That picture of them two is precious. Love all of the pictures.