Friday, May 11, 2012

Liam's 4th Birthday!

I can't believe our little Liam turned 4 on Tuesday. Four years have gone by so quickly, but we have made some great memories with him. I also can't believe how quickly he learns new things. He is and has always been a very neat and clean little guy. He prefers not to get his hands messy {will not finger paint}, eats very cleanly with a fork and spoon & picks up his toys very nicely. He is just a funny little guy. His sister on the other hand is a different story.

Because our daily life is unpredictable and we never know when our phone might ring for someone needing help, we started his birthday celebration off early in the morning. Also because our house is never calm, we take advantage of the time when The Village is nearly empty of the children while they are at school. It can be difficult to fit in special family time and we want our kids to understand and know that they are very special to us. This year Liam opened his birthday gifts before 7AM and had great fun with new toys in his PJs.

 We then went out to Wimpy's for a birthday breakfast as the family.  Liam was also given some birthday money from his aunt and uncle, so he picked out a couple of books for his birthday at the Mall. We rarely go to the shops and look at toys and books, so picking something out was extra fun. He had a hard time making his decision but he ended up with a Stunt Airplane book and Numbers Tracing book.

After our breakfast outing, daddy went to work at The Village and I went to work on his cake. A few weeks back he decided he wanted a tractor birthday cake, so that was my goal. I have to say the internet is fantastic for figuring out how to make cakes. It only took me 3 hours to design and frost his cake and the extra cake. We have to have lots of cake because when you invite your immediate family that you live with {everyone at The Village} plus a few other special people in our lives we end up with 24 people and that is a lot of cake.

Liam was very pleased with his Tractor cake. Overall we had a fantastic day celebrating Liam's day. We are so thankful that God blessed us with him. He's a true treasure to us.

1 comment:

Martha Cole said...

Hi.... The pictures show a carefully and prayfully crafted plan to make Liam's birthday very special. You might know I love it that he picked out books :-)

Blessings and love,