Anderson had so much fun this year with his birthday celebrations. I always make birthday banners for the kids (Anderson crawled through his 1st birthday banner, stopped in the middle, grabbed the fringe and sucked on it) :) We celebrated with the annual Happy Birthday song wake up serenade, pancake breakfast (with a candle on top!) and family over for dinner. Then the next day we had his friends over (he only wanted boys this year) for a Thomas the Train birthday party. More like a glorified play date. He still LOVES trains. It was a lot of fun. This is the first year Anderson really got in to the birthday thing and boy was he IN to it! Everything now comes in 4s. "I need 4 drinks b/c I am 4", "I need 4 trains b/c I am 4", I need 4 suckers b/c..." you get the point. :) Here are a few pics of my big 4 year old and his birthday celebrations.
Family Birthday Celebration. Ice Cream Cake!
Orange is Anderson's "most best" (favorite) color. So he wanted everything to be orange. Orange banner, orange cake, orange frosting, orange drinks, etc. These are actually cupcakes that I baked in ice cream cones. If you've never had one, you are missing out!
So after all the fun 4 year old festivities, we ended the birthday celebrations with a Bryan Family (Lee's mom's family) birthday get-together. When we told Anderson we were going to gma and gpa's for his birthday he said, "I'm 5 now!?!" That night he told everyone he was 5. Boy, that 4th year went by fast! I love 4 year old minds :)