I can't believe my little baby is already FOUR!! He's a kid now. What happened? He's growing up so fast. And while a big part of me wants him to stay little forever, it's just too exciting to see what he's going to do next. I think I feel this way about every stage, but he is at such a fun age right now. He's hilarious, of course. And handsome. And funny. And the sweetest thing ever. And he LOVES his mom and dad, I mean he thinks we are the greatest. And I'm not saying that to brag, it's just that I know he's not always going to feel that way. We think he's the greatest too.
I have always dreamed of the day I would have a funny little kid with a mind of their own. And now I have it. Granted, it's not always the easiest thing to deal with when you are trying to get out the door on time in the morning, but I'll take it. Curtis' imagination is taking off. I love hearing him make up stories and scenario's for his toys when he doesn't know anyone is listening. I hope he never loses that.
When we asked him months ago what kind of birthday party he wanted to have, he said with confidence "A viking party". Of course. What other kind of party is there? It ended up being a really fun party with viking hats, and swords and shields. Andy and curtis made a super cool catapult and the kids took turns shielding themselves from water baloons. It was four year old heaven.
Most of the pictures below are from Grandpa Bruce who flew up just for the day to celebrate with Curtis. Thanks Grandpa! There is no paticular order - it just shows a little chaos of the day.