Thursday, August 23, 2012

turning 4

It's hard to believe R is 4 today.  He's grown so, so much.  

Then:


 Now:






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.  

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