Before its officially April (tomorrow) lets do Owen's 4th birthday post. This was the first year it was really hard for Owen to have to wait sooooo looooong (2 weeks) between Scott's birthday and his. Needless to say it was much anticipated and we knew we had to make it an extra special day. Scott birthday fell on a Saturday so we had all day to play and have fun, meanwhile Owen's was on a regular school day, but fortunately it was my work day in classroom so we got to be together all day and I knew Owen would really like celebrating and being sung to at school.
We started the day with a birthday breakfast of eggs, bacon and toast. Then we got to Scott's school for drop off and Auntie Andy had also prepared Owen's favorite: BACON. She brought him a whole basket of bacon that he didn't have to share. His sweet friend Piper however didn't want the bacon in the sharing basket (Andy brought both, not her first rodeo with food and owen) she only wanted his and proceeded to stand two inches from his face commenting on how much she loved bacon and how she'd like some. Owen looked at her, then the bacon, then her....then the bacon. Finally he decided to share a small piece and she was satisfied. That's how you know Owen really loves you...
Owen also almost never gets new clothes and Scott had recently gotten some new shorts, so I decided a few new birthday clothing items were in order. When I saw this "FEED ME" shirt I knew that was the birthday winner.
Later at school these four friends played board games on the table and no one even made them get down.
At birthday circle time all of Owens friends sang to him and lifted him in the chair four times! Pretty special.
The teachers also let Owen pick songs during circle time. His choice: "Bye bye Miss American Pie"
They didn't have it on hand but that didn't stop them from grabbing it from the iTunes store so we could have a 8 minute dance party to one of his favorites.
After school we met up with friends for some Sharkys and playing in the fountain.
And since Piper was getting a haircut we decided to join her since the boys were due. In fact, it was Owens first professional haircut ever!
Scott too...looking so grown up
That night our good friends and neighbors came over for pizza and cake to help celebrate Owen.
Happy 4th O - love you with my whole heart!
Owen at age 4:
He still has a little bit of a baby voice left and still says his Ls like Ws. Its kind of my favorite.
He loves, loves, loves going to school and playing with friends.
He enjoys pretending to read, especially since Scott is really learning and Owen is there to practice every morning in kindergarten.
He still loves and wants to do everything like big brother - and Scott's really good about that. They are really are the best of friends.
He might love to eat more than anything, favorite foods are: bacon (obviously), pizza, smooshy beans (refried beans), fat chicken (chick legs). Although we are still struggling with food allergies he has come a long ways and is a pretty good sport about it all.
He likes to play legos, already knows how to ride a two wheel bike, loves the park and the ocean and camping. And he just keeps getting sweeter and funnier every single day! And he just has the best smiles in the world!
Can't believe he's already 4!