It's hard to believe R is 4 today. He's grown so, so much.
This year he requested a robot cake. I found easy, easy instructions on the web for making this sort of a robot. He's beyond thrilled with it. It could have been a little neater, but it's not like we're having a party, it'll just be the 4 of us, so there's no call to impress. He'll probably just eat the frosting and the candy anyway.
We're waiting til J gets home from work and after dinner to do cake and presents, and R has been orbiting around the house with excitement all afternoon. I don't think I will make it through the evening without a drink or two. He's getting a decent haul of gifts. Several of the Thomas and Friends trains (Salty, Harvey, Toby, Lady, and Bertie), Cranky the Crane, a Raffi dvd, two new Kumon work books, a small metal toy tractor, a new copy of The Little Red Caboose, a copy of Hop on Pop, and a set of Legos J picked out for him. My mom sent him some sock critters and a new shirt. He got some money from my dad and my grandparents. I think tomorrow I'll help him make a little bank to keep it in. J's side of the family has been silent so far. Mil usually sends a gift or a card or something. Maybe it will come tomorrow.