and then he was four

Four years ago today, my son, Oliver, was born.

Four. Wow.

We had a little party for him on Saturday morning with some of his friends from his preschool. Truthfully, we celebrated Oliver all weekend. That’s the great thing about a birthday, right? It always stretches out for a few days, and if you’re lucky, maybe even a week.

Oliver’s party invitations came from Tiny Prints. I love that store. I buy invitations and holiday cards from them all the time. And, no, they didn’t pay me to say that. I wish they did, but they didn’t.

If I were a good mom, I would have baked and decorated the birthday cake myself, staying up all hours of the night until it was just perfect. But, I’m a busy works-full-time-and-has-too-much-stuff-going-on kind of mom, so I didn’t. I’m also into maintaining my sanity for as long as possible. So I ordered a cake. And, as usual, the Publix cake decorators did a fantastic job matching the decorations to the invitation.

(And don’t tell anyone, but I’m totally addicted to the Publix buttercream frosting, so I’ll order a Publix cake any chance I get. Shh..)

Madeline had specifically requested a bouncy house with a slide for her brother’s party, and, because he’s still in awe of his big sister, Oliver wanted whatever she told him he wanted. We, of course, obeyed. I also set up an activity table with foam stickers and foam craft paper. As it turned out, the stickers were a huge hit among all the kids  – boys and girls alike.

“I had a fun day,” Oliver told me before he went to bed Saturday night. My heart warmed. I had a fun day, too.

I’ve had a fun four years, in fact. The most fun ever.

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12 Responses to “silent sunday: scenes from spring break”

  1. Aggie — April 3, 2011 @ 2:28 pm

    Love this post…beautiful photos and beautiful family.

    • mj (merry gourmet)

      mj (merry gourmet) replied: — April 3rd, 2011 @ 8:49 pm

      Thank you so much, Aggie. 🙂

  2. maris (In Good Taste) — April 3, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    I really enjoyed your photo array. You have a beautiful family!

  3. Such beautiful family portraits… and the scenery isn’t bad either 🙂 Happy Sunday!

  4. Elizabeth @ Saffron Lane — April 4, 2011 @ 4:33 pm

    Looks like you had a very successful vacation. Beautiful family, too!

  5. Cookin' Canuck — April 4, 2011 @ 8:38 pm

    It looks as though you had a wonderful vacation. I love the photo of your son sacked out with Eeyore.

  6. Aunt Darlene — April 5, 2011 @ 11:12 am

    Good family fun. Great photos!

  7. Winnie — April 5, 2011 @ 5:50 pm

    Great photos! Thank you for sharing 🙂

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  9. The Yummy Mummy — April 11, 2011 @ 12:05 am

    OMG. Your kids are beautiful. Gorgeous. xo

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