Noah turned 4 today! Four. I can hardly believe it. It seems like it's been so long since he was born, yet I can still remember it like it was yesterday. I guess that happens when go through what we did. Being born 9 weeks early might have been a struggle for some kids, but not Noah. Nope, that kid was ready to fight and said "later" to the NICU just 18 days later. He was technically 34 1/2 weeks and just tipped the scales at 4 pounds and we were on our way home. By far the scariest time in my life.
Noah was excited to turn 4 today. Sorry for the picture overload, but he was just so cute and had so many expressions. I had to post them all. Noah doesn't really like cake or ice cream or anything sweet, but when given all the options, he wanted a pumpkin cake. So, that's what I made him. He wanted to help.
While the cake was baking, he was DYING to have some. So, I made him chocolate chip cookies. I even sang him happy birthday.
He couldn't wait for us to get Emily and Ben at school. He misses playing with them during the day. We headed to pizza for dinner, since it's one of the five things Noah will eat. Noah was drawing the Ninja Turtles while we waited.
We got home and opened gifts. Ben and Emily made Noah a card. Noah loved them.
He also got cards and money from Grammie & Grampie and Granny. Papa and Grandma Suzy sent him some Star Wars figures. He loved them.
Then, he got some Ninja Turtles.
Emily got him this stuffed Ninja Turtle which he loved.
Sweet story behind that stuffed turtle. Emily and I went shopping at Target last weekend. She picked out a few outfits for herself. There was a shirt or two that I didn't get because they were too expensive. And by that, I mean $15. Isn't that bad? But, it's true. She was torn between getting one of two shirts. One was $8. The other $15. No brainer to me. In any case, she asked if we spent too much money. I told her no. Then, we were walking by the bedding department and Emily stopped in her tracks when she passed the stuffed turtle. I told her it wasn't on sale and was $20, so maybe we'd get it another time. She said, "well, why don't I put back those 2 shirts and we can get him the turtle." She was being so sweet and selfless that I got the turtle and she got her shirts too. I love when you catch your kids being a good person.
Then, we had cake.
And everyone (my husband included) got to play with all the toys.
I hope Noah had a special birthday. He's a special boy, and we love him so much.