We celebrated David’s 4th birthday today. A very, very snowy day. We have at least a half a foot of snow on the ground. We just planned a small party with his grandparents, and the snow storm made the party even smaller since it prevented his grandma and grandpa who live in Indiana from coming today.
David woke up about around 6:30 this morning, and came in snuggled into to bed with me. He told me, “I want to wait for my birthday to come with you. I don’t want to wait in my bed anymore.” As soon as I told him he didn’t have to wait anymore, it was already here, he said, “Then get up!”
So Daddy and Mommy, still half asleep, watched him open presents before 7 o’ clock.
After he opened everything he asked where the rest of the presents were. Fortunately Grandma and Grandpa arrived later with some more gifts and the pizza for our party. Pizza is one of David’s favorite things to eat. Grandma also brought some party hats. David made all of us put the hats on then wouldn’t wear his.
I did finally get him to put it on so I could take a photo.
Finally, it was time for the cake. In a moment of delirium I decided to make the cake this year. David loves trains, and I had these train candle holders my mom found. I tried to make a train track with some licorice. And that is the extent of my cake decorating skills, and all I had patience for. Look, I never claimed to be Martha. It did taste really good. Just not so pretty. Next year I’m ordering the cake.
David blew out the candles before we even finished singing Happy Birthday.
I think David had a good birthday, and he gets to celebrate again next weekend when when his other grandparents come. If we don’t have another snow storm.
I think we wore him out, because he fell asleep at 5:30 tonight.
Ahh, a few extra hours of piece and quiet for Mom and Dad.