Sunday, July 8, 2012

Has it really been four years?

My son is four years old. 

For some reason this sounds so much older than three, it is getting dangerously close to kindergarten age!  Just the thought that he will be old enough for school next year is unbelievable. 

This year his birthday conveniently fell on a Saturday, yet another day over 100 with high humidity...what a summer.

Since it is blistering hot right now I opted for a beach-luau theme for his party. Dinner was grilled chicken strips with peach salsa, coconut rice, fresh fruit and salad. Wine, beer, juice and white wine sangria kept us hydrated.

The children kept cool in the pool...

The birthday cake was a sandcastle.

If it looks familiar it's because you saw this same cake two years ago.  I know, I's pretty lame to be duplicating cakes when the kids is only four years old.  Can I really not come up with more than three ideas for a birthday cake?  In fairness to me, he asked for a sandcastle cake _-after looking at pictures of his 2nd birthday- and most went with the theme of the party.

There are approximately 64,000 pictures to document Wythe's 1st birthday.  This is apparently the closest I got to taking a picture of my son with his cake.  This does not bode well for future birthdays. 
When asked what he wanted for his birthday Wythe would respond "lots of friends to come over, LOTS of presents, cake and decorations."

We were very grateful for the friends that braved the heat to help us celebrate.  And Wythe was grateful for presents.  One of his presents was a bike, I'm not sure who was more excited, Daddy or Wythe?

It was apparently exciting enough to get out of the pool to try it out.  That is saying something.

Later in the party a brief hurricane passed through.  There was extensive damage to the sandcastle cake.

The palm trees were also toppled.

There are not enough adjectives to describe the past four years of our life but we wouldn't trade it for the world!  We love you Wythe Carrington....happy birthday son!

'til next time...


  1. Very sweet post. I laughed at your comments for the last two pictures! :-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

    1. Thank you! I think the heat actually destroyed the "palm trees" but with the crazy weather we have had on the east coast you can't dismiss any possibility!


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