Friday, November 21, 2014


And now, just like that, I have a four year old to go along with my two year old.
Pass the tissues please!
Four years have passed since I became a mother.  Four years since this hilarious, handsome, too-smart-for-his-own-good little man entered this world.   
Four. Years.
I'm in a bit of disbelief.  Can ya tell?
We went low-key with Redmond's birthday this year.  He said he wanted a train-themed shirt and cake this year so he got to wear his new shirt to school to show all of his friends.  At school he got all the attention for the day!  They sang to him, he got to pick a special prize, got a crown and even took cookies in to share with his classmates.  He was beaming when I picked him up.

He requested that we go to Buffalo Wild Wings for lunch so he could get Mac & Cheese. Who was I to deny the birthday boy!?

For dinner, he chose our local Mexican restaurant.  And, if you know Redmond, that was no surprise.  This kid could eat cheese quesadillas all day and night.  Dinner was just us, Jason's parents and our friends Katy and Jake.  Redmond's favorite people and his favorite meal.  Sounds like a good birthday dinner to me!
After dinner, we headed back to our house for cake and presents.  Now, I haven't made a cake in years.  Ever since our wedding, I have ordered a cake any time I needed one.  But, since we weren't hosting a party, I figured I could make Redmond's cake.  Not only did I make it, but I made it from scratch.  He requested vanilla cake with chocolate frosting.  Making the cake was easy, decorating it was what I was worried about!  But, I don't think it turned out too terrible.
Don't judge a cake by it's messy sprinkles.

After cake, it was on to the best part.....presents!!  Redmond got some great stuff, but most of all he had a great birthday!  We're so lucky to have such great people that care about and love our kids just as much as we do.

Redmond, at four years old you are 39 inches tall and weigh 36 pounds (only 8 more than your sister!)  You are such an amazing boy!  You continue to amaze us with your intelligence, memory and sense of humor.  You are an amazing big brother to Ashlyn, always looking out for her and play so well with her....most of the time ;)  You are doing so well in school and absolutely love going.  Your teacher is so proud of your progress and even said that you could possibly go into Kindergarten next year!  But, that's not happening :)  You say the funniest things, have an incredible imagination and are so attentive to others.  You are definitely our sensitive, dramatic child, but that makes you you.  Your best friend in the whole wide world is your Grandpa Joe with Katy coming in a close second.  You can already do simple addition and subtraction questions in your head, are learning how to spell words and we think you'll be reading soon!  We are so proud of the little man you're becoming.  Thank you so much for making us parents.  We love you so much!!!


1 comment:

  1. So proud of him! He's such a wonderful little boy. :)