Friday, November 28, 2008

G is four!

Oh, my sweet little boy. G is four! It doesn't seem like it is possible that four years have passed, yet at the same time we are so different now, such a family.

G is such a force - full of so much love and enthusiasm and intense energy. While his brother is exacting and interested in details, assembly, minutiae and facts, G loves rhythm, flow, music, color, texture, scenes, and storyline. It is so interesting to see his unique personality flower as he gets older. Every day he is full of surprises and we love him so much!

After going so long taking care of sick little guys, I finally got sick too. Really sick. The day before Thanksgiving, of course, when we had invited family to a Thanksgiving Day party at our house. Ahem. Needless to say, we had to cancel the Thanksgiving Day/Birthday party. But we of course still had to have a birthday bash for G - but with just us.

I couldn't MOVE - but I hadn't finished all of the party prep nor did I have the cake baked yet, so my husband zipped out and found a bakery that had an extra plain white sheet cake - YAY! He also picked up some balloons and streamers so we could decorate. And some tube icing so we could personalize the blank cake. We already had his gifts. And of course we had tons of love and excitement.

So, while we had a big change of plans and a much (much!) smaller party, we had a lovely time and he had a fun birthday - full of excitement, joy, fun, love, a very proud big brother, and cake! Happy Birthday, sweet boy.


Sharon said...

Happy Birthday G!!!

I hope you're feeling better soon Denise and that you guys will have a virus free December!

Anonymous said...

Happy 4th! Sassy highly recommends turning 4. :) Sorry about the change in plans, but it still sounds like a perfect day celebrating him and his special birthday.

I hope you are on the mend, as well. It's no fun being sick this time of year...but so easy to get that way!

Unknown said...

Awww, he sounds like he fills your days with so much joy.
And what a cute baby!

So he's a Sagittarian? You might like: little centaur


Anonymous said...

i'm so glad it all worked out in the end. i hope you're feeling better.

and i just have to say that your boys sound so much like mine. the way you described your oldest son...that's my j. and your G and my twins almost.

happy day!

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

happy birthday

and time does fly by doesnt it

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday!
And I'm so sorry you're sick!!
Here's me sending loads of well-wishes you guys for the next few weeks!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday G! I love small family parties the best!

Kitty Mommy said...

Happy, happy birthday! I hope everyone is getting to feel better.

RunninL8 said...

Glad the kiddos are better and I hope you are well soon, too! Good job tuffin it out for the B-day!
Happy birthday G!!!

tiff said...

Happy 4th birthday G!

Wow...hope everyone is fun to get sick around the holidays and what a bummer to have to cancel...but a quaint family party sounds LOVELY!

Beautiful baby...beautiful big boy!

Anet said...

Happy Birthday to G! Four is a magical age! Get better soon!
Oh G, you sure was a cute baby!

Dawn said...


Oh, I love small parties (and cake!).


mandaroo63 said...

Happy 4th bday to your little guy! Hope you're feeling much better today.

Lisa Zahn said...

Happy Birthday, G! What a wonderful family you have. Get well!

Yarrow said...

Happy birthday! I can;t believe how fast the time flies. My little one will be four on December 4th. Blessings.

Tara said...

Happy Birthday sweet boy:)
Get well soon wishes all around :)

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

Happy Birthday, G!
You're almost old enough to go conquer the world!!!

Denise, I hope you get well soon. The Engineering Geek had a relapse on Thanksgiving, but so far, I've evaded a second go 'round.

And since my firstborn is 19 years older than G, let me dispense a little "When I am old, I shall wear purple" wisdom:
Enjoy every minute--even the ones where you can't move. Because it all goes so terribly fast!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday G! He has those gorgeous luminous boy eyes, like my son. You could fall into eyes like that!

I hope you are feeling better you can all be healthy together.

Angie said...

Happy Birthday, G!

Lisa said...

You are blessed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Birthday!

Teaching Handwork said...

happy birthday G man!

Amy Bradstreet said...

He's such a sweet little cherub! Happy 4th!!

And YOU must get well. So sorry your plans were changed, that's never ideal.

It sounds like you had a fun-filled day full of love regardless.

Lizz said...

Happy Birthday 4 is so awesome!!