Sunday, September 30, 2012

Wes is four!


Wes Spiderman turned four on Friday. We started the morning with our traditional birthday cupcakes for breakfast and followed it up with his presents.


He was more excited about these Spiderman jammies than the picture would have you believe. He also got Spiderman's Headquarters and a huge bouncey ball of death that is really fun and also really likely to send you careening head first into the coffee table. It was planned as an outside toy, obvs, but we had a lot of rain this weekend. We all had a good time with it. And with Spiderman's castle. I am so glad one of the kids is into superheroes!

That afternoon I came screeching into the driveway after work with just enough time to slap together his requested birthday meal of homemade macaroni and cheese and cinnamon apples. The boys decorated the cake while I cooked and our babysitter stayed for dinner, which made it a party.

He wanted a candle with a number but the only one we had in the house was a "2". FAIL. Wes is such an easygoing middle child.

The next day my family came over for his Picnic Bear Lunch party. Do you have Picnic Bears in your house? They come visit Wes every single night in his dreams and eat pie with him. His favorites are fish pie and candy pie, but they have a different kind every night. They've been coming every night for over a year! They even come with us on trips! The Picnic Bear Picnic had to be moved inside due to rain, but we had a great time eating sandwiches in the dining room instead.

Cupcakes with picnic (gummi) bears, naturally.

Wes: "Mom, this day has been SO MUCH FUN!!!" Love him.

We went to a party at a friend's house later that afternoon and after playing hard for an hour and a half, Wes sat down on their kitchen floor, ate a hot dog, then fell fast asleep sitting up leaning on their back door. Sadly, I did not have my camera with me for that moment. I managed to carry him upstairs to lie down on an extra bed, then move him to the car when it was time to go, then move him into his own bed at home from the car without him waking up. Still had the ketchup on his cheeks when he got up this morning. I win parenting.

And, appropos of nothing, this picture kills me. We call it "James's first rain" because he was born during a drought and is not very familiar with rain. They spent half an hour playing with these dribbles and puddles at church!



Alyssa said...

Sounds like a wonderful time! Happy birthday, Wes!!

Elsha said...

Happy birthday, Wes!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Wes. May you never stop eating cupcakes for breakfast! :)
Charlie and Heather

Jennifer said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Christmas wrapping paper--so glad it's not just me using the December wrapping paper in every other month!

Chiconky said...

That sounds like an awesome birthday! Glad you got a super-hero lover. They're so fun! And the picnic bears are so, so sweet :)

Erica said...

These Picnic Bears sound pretty cool.

SnarkyMommy said...

Happy birthday, Wes!

I see the traditional birthday celebration also includes Shiner -- THE MOST IMPORTANT PART!

Rima said...

Happy Birthday to sweet little Wes! Love the Chrismtas gift wrap ;)