and the boy turns four

Today is Parker's birthday! And it really is true what they say, time goes too fast. But, I know that now. Everyday needs to be cherished, everyday needs to count, because it all goes too fast. And, of course, Matilda has taught us that it could all go away in an instant. So, birthday's have become kind of a big deal around here.

We invited a couple friends over and Parker was in heaven. He was the happiest I have ever seen him. Bouncing around, but kind and sweet all at once. He offered everyone something to eat and drink. He gave a tour of all the party decorations. He included everyone in all the activities. And, when it was time to blow out his candles he said proudly, "Come on guys, join in!" He is the sweetest boy, and I am so proud of him!

He, of course, felt like his world ended when the party was over. Good thing he bounced back with pizza and presents at the end of the day.

P.S. Parker decided that he did not want to wreck his giant 4 piñata so we decorated a new one during the party as an activity. The kids loved it, and worked together like champs. But, what am I going to do with an enormous 4?

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