Oh my goodness! I can't even tell you how crazy excited I get when we have a birthday around this house. Some might think I may take it a bit over the top with all the sprinkles and balloons, sneaky surprises, pancakes, whipped topping and themed birthday parties! But I just say, what is NOT to be excited about?! It's the ONE DAY out of the 365 where we stop and go-Heyyyyyy!!!! I was born!!!!! God plopped me down here on this planet for a purpose with these people and this community and these friends and these neighbors! Heeeyyyyyyy! AND guess what? I AM STILL HERE! I MADE IT! ONE MORE YEAR! In a sense, you are saying................I'm baaaaaaack! Let's make this year even better than the last one! I want my boys to grow up being EXCITED about every new year and heck, every new day! Because, really, the here and now...... that is all we have for sure. So, we go big for Birthdays at our house. Once again, Beckett woke up to balloons strewn about his room.
While he was groggily waking up and stumbling through his balloon fiesta, he had no idea what was lurking in the kitchen.
And who was lurking.
So......yeah......this happened. He actually wasn't happy. :( Whoops! Sorry big guy! I guess four isn't quite the age where it is fun to be pelted on the mostly naked body and face with silly string. Especially when you are still wiping eye boogers out of your eyes. Who knew?
With a little coaxing, we got him into it. Of course, giving him his own can of silly string ended up being the ticket to his smiles.
Chase, I love your hair.
It was messy. Ball O' Silly String.
And then we hopped up to the table to present some more birthday pancake goodness. Of course, sprinkles and whipped topping. Go big or go home.
This is the calm before the storm, my friends. Here we go!
Oh, this just gets me! I want this blown up on his wall STAT! And in a heartbeat, the tides can turn. Enter an unwanted kiss from your big brother.
And a can of whipping cream in the middle.....
And we get an uphappy moment.
But....whipped cream in the face always turns the world right again. And this boy just always has a plan brewing. Now what, Mom? The aftermath of the pancake stack. I'm pretty sure Maverick stole this off the counter later. Then we headed over to the park to meet some sweet friends to play and dig in to some frosting and candy fun! Oh my goodness, they are all too sweet. These moments must be frozen and imprinted on my heart. These smiles. These sweet kids. Pinata fun! It didn't last very long when this little slugger took after it! I loved watching them help him open his presents!
These two. They have been scheming together now for almost six years strong. I can only imagine what kind of things they will come up with ten from now.