Friday, November 29, 2013

Heath is FOUR!

We can't believe this crazer is FOUR! 
We sure had fun celebrating him! 
Heath picked out donuts and grapes to share with his classmates as a birthday treat at school. He was so proud of them! 

Here he is in his classroom sporting his Birthday crown on the day before his birthday. 

On his real birthday: November 22nd we ate left over donuts for breakfast! 
Mark and I took the day off of work to spend it together as a family, celebrating Heath's four full years of life.

Nolan went to school for the morning while the rest of us stayed home and played. 

Heath was super anxious to open up his presents. He had to wait all day. But I caught him snooping around the birthday chair many times during the day to take a peek at what was on it. The very first thing he said to me in the morning was, "Now where is that Birthday Chair?!" We hadn't even mentioned it at all, but he remembered and was so excited to see what specialness was awaiting him. 
I love this family tradition! And I am always happy to decorate the chair for my boys! (Even though Heath decided to take it down all by himself the next morning because as he said, "Remember Mom, it's not my birthday anymore." 

When school was over we picked up Nolan and headed to Heath's favorite restaurant for lunch: McDonalds! They had fun eating chicken nuggets and playing in the Play Land. And they LOVED the Happy Meal toys: NFL football guys and footballs! They are now on the hunt to collect as many teams as they can! 

Then we dropped Brooks off to Oma & Opa's house for a nap and we took the two older boys to the movies! 
We saw "the turkey movie" Free Birds. It was cute and the boys loved it. But they also loved checking out this silly snowman in the theater lobby. They can't wait to see Frozen when they visit Santa next weekend. 

Cool boys in their 3D shades! Heath actually chose to sit by me! He never picks me! :) Well, he did choose Nolan first, but the fact that he chose me over Mark to sit on the other side of him made my day! Ha!

After the movie we came home to Skype with Auntie & Flob and open up some gifts! 
Of course my Turtle Loving boy wanted to wear his TMNT shirt on his special day! 

My boys and their CHEESY smiles! 

Nolan picked out these Turtles in Training for Heath.

Each gift he opened he SHOUTED out what it was! 

He got talking Ninja Turtles from Auntie & Flob and Uncle T. 

And he got a special package in the mail from The Sloothaaks!

Our boys LOVE packages...maybe the one perk of living far away from some of the people they love the most! 
Heath was more than spoiled! The next day he got to have a Daddy day at the mall too. They hit up all the favorite spots: the fountain to throw pennies, The Lego Store, The Disney Store, The Pet Store, Orange Julius for smoothies, and Lids for a new Broncos hat. This is what he wanted for his birthday from his Daddy & I. He thrives off of one on one time. And he had THE.BEST.TIME! 

After presents it was time for cake! Heath had spotted this Ninja Turtle cake at Target a long time ago. And he immediately started talking about wanting it for his birthday. I usually make their cakes, but he had his mind set on this one. And it was EASY. And he was so HAPPY! So it was well worth it! 

Heath insisted that he sit right where Uncle Dave sat for his birthday cake. Then Daddy lit the candles and we sang Happy Birthday to him! 

I love his facial expressions in these pictures. 

So sweet! 

The boys LOVED the cake! 
So good.

And we had so much fun celebrating him as just our little family! We are going to have Mark's family over in December to celebrate all three boys with a combined birthday lunch. But it was fun to do a few special things on his REAL birthday. 

When Grandma came this past weekend she had a gift for Heath too! 
Reading the card from Grandma & Grandpa. 

What could be inside? 

A music playing puppy the walks on a leash and wags his tail! 

Heath named him Brownie! 

Grandma & Grandpa also gave him a St. Peter's t-shirt. He loves the paw print on it! It was pretty special to be able to celebrate his birthday with Grandma here this year.  

We love you Heathy Bombs! What a fun year this will be! xoxo


Jill Sloothaak said...

Love this fun birthday post! What a special day for Heath! He is becoming such a big guy! Can't believe how old he looks in pics these days!! SO adorable!!!

Kati Hart said...

Happy Birthday, Heath! Totally cannot believe he's 4...growing up too quick! Glad he had such a fun day. Who knew the TMNT would become so popular again?

Cara S. said...

Happy Birthday Heath! We love you so much! You are SOOO big! Can't wait to celebrate with you and your brothers next weekend.