Sunday, November 16, 2014

Micah's 4th birthday celebration at school

If you know Micah at all, then you know he loves fruit.  He could eat fruit for every single meal.  He chooses fruit over cake.  He chooses fruit over pizza.  He chooses fruit over ice cream.  He loves fruit.  So, I decided to take fruit kabobs to school for him rather than cupcakes or cookies.  His school has their own garden and grows their own snacks, so they especially loved this idea.  

I got to his school on Thursday morning and he was on the science porch.  I could tell he didn't feel good as soon as I saw him.  Then, the teacher who works the garden came in to say he was not himself while working out there.  He was just very mellow.  

They finished on the science porch and his class all washed up and headed to the playground to have his birthday treat.  He was very happy to show me every single thing on the playground.  (As if I had never seen it!!!)

This is what he did the entire time they sang to him.  He just sat there with his hands in his mouth and staring.  He smiled only a couple of tiny smiles.  

But, when it was time to eat, that boy chowed down.  He ate his fruit kabob in record time.  One little boy in his class said "Hey, did you forget to bring the cake?"  Ha.  

His teacher offered to take a picture of us and had I looked at this picture, I would have taken him home with me.  I can tell here how bad he feels.  But,  I didn't.  Then I got called two hours later to come get him because he had 101.5 fever. 

This was the last of the birthday celebrations for our 4 year old.  We've had a great week celebrating him and look forward to the year ahead.  (Although, I haven't blogged his actual birthday party!  That is coming!!!)

And, a very special thank you to Micah's "missaweez" for making the kabobs for him.  She washed and cut all of that fruit for her special little boy.  She's a great friend to him and our family!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Micah's 4th Birthday Invitation

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Micah's Family Toy Story Party

A couple of months ago, Micah settled on a theme for his 4th birthday party.  He was in between Monster's Inc. and Toy Story.  He could not make up his mind so I helped him decide Toy Story.   We set the date.  We ordered a cute shirt.  I started collecting some of his toys in a box to use for decorations.  Then, life got a little crazy.  Dan was gone a lot.  I was super busy.  Some other things happened and a party kept ending up on the back burner.  Finally, I waved the white flag of surrender and called a new bounce house place in Daytona to see if they had any party openings.  Fortunately, they had one spot left for yesterday.  I grabbed it and changed gears from a Toy Story party at home to a bounce house party.  

Well, as much as I explained that his party was going to be at a fun bounce house place, Micah never grasped that meant he would not have a Toy Story party at home.  Even as we were driving home from the Bounce House place last night, he said "I can't wait for my Toy Story party!"  We told him his party was the Bounce House and he agreed but still talked about the Toy Story party.  Then, when Dan woke him up for church this morning, he told him Happy Birthday and Micah brought up the Toy Story party again!

So, what's a mom to do?  I certainly wasn't going to have another party full of people.  But, this is his actual birthday and we were going to have cake anyway.  So, while he napped, I threw this together.  

When your little boy loves Toy Story, it is easy to find toys to go with the theme!  And, the cake...well, I ordered a cake for the original party from our amazing baker, Cakes by Elisa.   I neglected to cancel the order but when I contacted her about it late in the week, she wanted to still make a cake for our boy.  We picked it up last night and kept it hidden from him.  When he woke up from his nap, I put his Toy Story birthday shirt on him and told him there was a surprise in the kitchen.  Just look at that happy face!  

Make a wish, sweet boy!  

We had a few presents for him that had come in the mail from our friends in Vidalia and Jackson.  

He loved his Legos from Josh, Manna and Eli.  Legos make him feel like a big kid.  

Jimmy and Cathy sent two things to him but he opened one of them last week.  He opened the second tonight while they were on FaceTime.  He loves all things Imaginext so this was perfect!
My granny called in the midst of him opening gifts.  He was sweet to talk to her but his heart was with those unopened gifts.  

We tried to FaceTime with Pops and NeNe in Jackson so he could open their gift but we couldn't get them.  So, we saved it for another day.  He will happily open a present on a day that is not his birthday.  

It was a fun time with our little 4 year old.  He loved his Toy Story Party.  It didn't matter to him that we were the only guests.  He loved the cake.  He loved the toys.  He loved the presents.  It was a really good day for him.  (and me!)


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