Friday, May 2, 2008

So what? I'm four.

Do you know that joke about the prisoner who finally dug his way out of prison and when he came up out of the ground he started yelling, "I'm free! I'm free!" A kid nearby heard him and replied, "So what? I'm four."

Benjamin's fourth birthday was May 1st. We had an extended family celebration on the previous Sunday since three other cousins have birthdays around the same time. I didn't take any pictures, but Ryan's mom sent this one of the birthday cousins:

I don't remember why he was crying, but for him this is a normal occurence. He is our sensitive kid. The upside is that he laughs at everything, the downside is that he cries at everything. But is also the silly, huggy, ditzy, snuggly one in the family. His conversations are always entertaining.

We had a mellow celebration on Thursday. He wanted a pirate ship cake so we did that. I don't consider myself crafty or creative at all, but I've always had good luck with the Family Fun cakes.

A couple of the neighbor kids came over, too.

Later we drove down to meet Ryan and go out to dinner. California Pizza Kitchen was not a hit with the kids. We'll stick to Wendy's next time. Then we waited at Ryan's office while he was in an appointment. There was a huge fiasco involving two messy toilets, all three kids, and not a lot of soap left in the soap dispenser. It was gross and you'll thank me not to give all the details. But Benjamin still said he had a good birthday.


rebecca said...

Megan! That cake is AWESOME! Happy birthday Benjamin.

Beach Mommy said...

You did a terrific job on the cake!! I cannot believe how much the younger 2 look alike! Sounds like he had fun and even if bathroom play was part of the day..I bet they had a great time:)

Camille said...

Happy Birthday Benjamin!! I am very impressed with the cake!! You go girl!! Sorry about the bathroom part, but I got a good laugh out of it!!

emily said...

love the cake megan. i also love the joke - i told it to miles and he asks me to tell it to him all the time now. i don't think he really gets it, though.