Thursday, July 19, 2007

Happy 4th Birthday Andrew!

Yesterday was my *baby's* 4th birthday and we had a huge day. Right after he woke up we gave him his blueberry muffin birthday breakfast...He still looks a little unsure about the whole deal here:

After breakfast, we all got together to clean out my nasty-mobile, which was completely heinous and had to be done, birthday or not. Then we all showered and dressed to head out to lunch at Andrew's favorite restaurant, Moes (which happens to be one of mine too...YUM!).

After lunch, we headed up to the zoo where members could be a part of a Between the Lions live taping! How cool is that? I was just thrilled that it happened to land on Andrew's birthday. :)

Anyway, "cool" was probably a poor choice of words because it was several hundred degrees out with a humidity level that made you feel like you were in a sauna on steroids. We arrived early to ensure a good seat, but they wouldn't let us start the line for another 1/2 hour. Soooo, we looked around a little. Here is Andrew checking out the baby turtles:

Finally, after sweating our buttunski's off, we were seated in a blessedly air-conditioned auditorium which was only *supposed* to seat about 100, but since it seems that every zoo member out there showed up, we were packed in like a bunch of stinky sardines (See my purse there? That was my space for my rear-end....not good.) Anyway, once the show began, it was all worth it. We had a GREAT time!

Everyone was exhausted on the way home, including Momma, which is why I *had* to buzz through Starbucks despite almost rush-hour traffic. No addiction here, I swear.
Anyway, the poor little guy wiped out almost as soon as we pulled away from the zoo.

After a quick trip to Wally World (I hate that place), we buzzed home where it was a mad rush to get the pizza in the oven, open presents,

Eat our dinner, and then wolf down some Spiderman cake:

He had such a great day, but it wasn't over yet. I loaded up my sugar-crazed, over-tired boy and his sister and we headed out to see the movie Ratatouille. It was a really cute movie!

We got home around 9:30 and we all wiped out pretty fast. What a long, but wonderful day!
Have a great day everyone! :)


Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

Happy Birthday Andrew! Sounds like a fun, but exhausting day!

javamamma said...

I have an extravagantly big day (actually days) planned for my 'baby's' 4th birthday too. I'm sure Starbuck's will be on my list too. :o) Sounds like your son had a good, happy, happy day!

Drewe Llyn said...

So glad you guys had a great celebration!
Thanks for all the comments while I was in Baltimore. I really appreciate it. I think I'm very slowly becoming myself again. LOL!
Have a great day!

Halfmoon Girl said...

Your baby is 4! That must be bittersweet. What a fabulous, packed with excitement day!

Caroline said...

What a fun day! You are such a great and energetic mom!!

Gayle said...

I'm so impressed that your butt fit into that tiny little spot.

Gabe's fourth is in september...and Elijah's 12th....and Malachi's 7th. (If you're wondering why all in September, our anniversary is 9 months earlier. Nuff said.)

You did a great job on his birthday. What a day full of fun!

Heidi said...

Looks like Andrew had a fun birthday! Busy, but fun!
Thanks for sharing the pictures!

nsremom said...

All that in ONE day? wow girl. Walmart even? yikes...

4 is a very good year. Now he's no longer 3, yippie! (that is, if he is anything like MY 3 year olds)

ConservaChick said...

I LOVE the first picture! His hair is great! My "baby" just turned 5. On one hand I was sad to be completely out of the "little" kid stage, but on the other hand, life is getting SO much easier. WHAT A BUSY DAY! Hope you get a day to recoup! ~Karlie

Melkhi said...

Cute kids! I especially like his hair in the first picture.

Wow you had a jam-packed day! I really want to take my kids to Ratatouille soon too.

The Bullocks said...

I hate that your baby is already 4!!! I guess it is nice to see them grow up, but I am enjoying mine being little. I whisper in Brooke's ear all the time to stop growing! ;)
Anyway, the birthday celebration sounded great! Lots of fun!!
Happy Birthday Andrew! :-)