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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Birthday Celebrations

In our family we try to stretch out our birthday celebrations into as many separate events as possible. Luke ended up with three this year so it seems like he is doing pretty well with the legacy.

This year there was a lot going on during the week of Luke and Gavin's birthday so we decided to do a joint party.  And as long as we were going for easy, Nickel City seemed like the perfect venue.  It was perfect - no set up, no clean up, and the boys thought the party was fabulous.  I stuck with my tradition of getting great cakes and balloons which gave the party a little bit of a homey feel.  This party was on Monday, so from that day until Thursday, the day of his actual birthday, Luke was in celebration mode.

Robot cake and balloons for Luke
And Dragons for Gavin

The boys quickly found the shooting games.

Ruby and Juniper would have been happy to stay in the WalMart truck all night.

Calvin and Luke made a pretty good team. 

Any people wonder where we learned to be so competitive.

It doesn't matter where you have the party,
Birthday cake and presents are always the best part.  


On the morning of his birthday we woke Luke up and told him that he had presents to open.  Of course, before opening anything, he wanted to get dressed, then hurried out to see what gifts he had to open.  He spent all morning telling us how excited eh was to be four, and showing us that he knew how to make a four with his fingers.  

Of course Ruby got one little gift so she could join the celebrations.  

After opening some smaller gifts, we sent Luke on a hunt to find his best gift.  I was really excited to get him a new bike.  His old bike had really gotten too small for him, plus this one is just awesome looking. 

Of course we had to go right outside so he could practice riding.  It took him a little bit to figure out the brakes, and how to ride a larger bike, but within about 10 minutes, he looked like a pro and only stopped long enough to tell us that his bike was super fast.  We really had a great morning celebrating our new biggest boy.

 There was one last celebration but I somehow missed getting any pictures.  We celebrated with Grandpa and Grandma Whitesides in Park City.  Grandma came prepared with a cake, candles, and gifts for all of the kids.  Luke had an amazing birthday and is already asking how long until he turns five!

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