Sunday, December 21, 2008

The big 4

Alex turned 4 years old on Friday...he's so big now!  A couple months before we told him how 4 year olds buckle themselves in the car, and they don't have sippy cups anymore..etc.  To prepare him.  Yesterday he told me that he doesn't get bedtime stories since he's 4 either.  I think he thought that 4 meant that you don't have any fun anymore :)
We celebrated with a few of his closest friends by going to "pump it up".  It's an indoor inflatable playground.  There were many bruises, tears, laughs, obstacle courses, jumps, slides, and pretty much every kid had a perpetual smile.  It was awesome!  I even got to go on the obstacle course, but Jaxen AND Madeline beat me.  I'm so old...
Autumn made it for the big day, she's chunkin' up rather nicely.
Jaxen with Al's new magnifying glass.  It's HUGE!
All the kids checking out the presents
Both sets of grandparents were there, great grandma too.  We also had Melissa and her clan (Autumn, Elijah, MAdeline, and Jaxen) and then Alex's school friend, James.  I love Alex at every stage he's in, and they continue to get better, so having him grow old isn't sad at all.  Although I dread the day when he doesn't just want to hug and kiss and cuddle on the couch with me...

7 comments:

Chelsea said...

Happy 4th Birthday, Alex!

ann marie said...

Happy Birthday Alex! I didn't realize that Alex was a whole year younger than Brendan. I thought they were a little closer in age. It looks like he had a great time!

jen&john&maddy said...

Four years old?! I remember you and Dave coming to visit while I was still living in Campus Plaza with little Alex. Now I feel old! Looks like you pulled off a fabulous party Kendra! Hope those cuddles and snuggles on the couch last a long time yet!

Chelsea said...

Merry Christmas to you, too!
Are you getting presents or coal this year? :) Maybe someday you'll get to see our awesomely lit tree! Ha ha. But really, I hope you guys have lots of fun together for the holidays.
Love,
Chelsea (AKA Mary, wife of Joseph, mother of Jesus)

Brandon and Erica said...

4 Years old?!? I can't believe your oldest is 4! He is such a cute little guy :-).

Melissa said...

we had a blast!

Catherine said...

I can't believe Alex is already 4! And Jackson is huge, too. I think I remember when he was born. Happy Birthday Alex!