These past few days I've been feeling really nostalgic and a little teary eyed about how fast time goes. It seems like just yesterday my youngest was doing a cakesmash photoshoot for his first birthday and now I'm setting up his Monster machine Birthday party for his fourth birthday.
My little guy is such a joy and has always had the best comedic timing. One time, when he was about 5 months old, he accidentally dropped the ipad and when i picked it up I saw he had typed "hj m[on;" into the search bar (I always think of that as the beginning of some of the most memorable things he has said to me).
We had a few scheduling changes so I literally bought and made everything the night before; I'm talking the cake, the decor, the gifts and loot bags. I made a large size Blaze out of a few sheets of bristol board and taped it to the wall with a special happy birthday message. On the morning of his party I heard the kids wake up and walk down the hall, I quickly walked out to see his reaction. He was excited by the balloons and then freaked out when he saw Blaze on the wall, letting out a loud steady scream ahhhhhh (lol I thought he was going to fall over). His older brother said “it looks just like Blaze!”
I prepared the rest of the party while his older brother was at hockey. I set up the table, put out the cake and displayed the loot bags. The cake turned out a bit more rustic than I had anticipated, I just kept layering on stuff to cover gaps, but my son loved it. When he saw the table he said to me “why do you do all this?” and I said “because we’re celebrating you”.
Grandamama and grand-dad, your Uncle, cousins and neighbourhood friends attended the party. You spent most of the day playing ps3 Jurassic park with the kids in the basement. The joy I saw on your face all day is something I will always remember. We ended the day scrolling through some old photos of you as a baby on my laptop and then got ready for bed. When I snuggled with you at bedtime that night you said to me “I love you mommy… for my birthday party” (another one for the memory bank).