Birthday Boy!

My little mister is 4! Gosh that makes me feel older. He couldn’t be happier!IMG_0879 It dawned on me the other day that I have two kids. I’m a mom. I’m probably not cool anymore, like I ever really was. I know I should have realized this sooner. It’s not that I didn’t know, but the other day it just hit me like a earthquake, well maybe a tremor. But I love it. I love them.

So, this little guy had a little party over the weekend. We went with the Spiderman theme, even though he changed his mind a million and one times. He loves Spiderman.

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In my effort to coordinate all things in life… we played drop the spider in the jar, musical webs, throw the spiders in the web, and run through the spiderman obstacle course. We made our own pizzas, and drank green goblin punch. The kids didn’t actually wear their masks for more than 2 seconds, but it was something they could take home for dress up later!

I think Darin took pictures of the presents and all the kids playing, but I think everyone had a blast.  He loved every present, but the tractors were the favorites of all the party guests. Thanks Grandpa and Grandma!

Side story: Luke was hanging out with Grandpa a few weeks back and he was inspecting Grandpa’s mower, it’s a Husqavarna. He turns to my dad and says matter-o-factly, “We looked at one of these. But it wasn’t good enough. We got a John Deere.” No offense Grandpa, but his Daddy grew up with  John Deere and he has passed on its superior-ness to his son! Smile Thus Grandpa wanted to get him a John Deere tractor for his birthday and it was a great idea.

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Last night, Anatoliy surprised him with a chocolate bear! And today he got to open a few presents from Mom and Dad…a monster truck shirt and a monster truck crash ramp, and a monster truck trailer. Did I mention he loves monster trucks too? I guess we could have done that for the theme of the party. There’s always next year! He opened his birthday cards too, and boy is he rich now! He says he can’t wait to spend his birthday money, but the boy is so indecisive it will probably take until his next birthday to decide what he wants. haha!

He got to go to lunch at McDonald’s and play with his friend Athena, who brought him a birthday surprise… a monster truck!


Luke, we love you. You are are handsome, smart, explorative, creative, sweet, and funny. You recently added some cool glasses to your look, making you look a bit older. Natalie has caught up with you in shoe size, but not quite in height. This morning you looked at your hands and you said they hadn’t grown any bigger, so you weren’t sure you were four, but don’t worry you’ll keep growing, perhaps no as tall as Daddy, but definitely taller than Mommy!

You know letters, and numbers, rhymes, and songs. You solve mysteries and make everything make sense. You love fire, dirt, and water. You give sweet kisses, and hate when the surprise in my hand is just a tickle bug. Your sweet tooth is just as strong as your mom’s, and so is your will!



1 thought on “Birthday Boy!

  1. Luke is Absolutely adorable! He will be a heart breaker for sure. Luke I love your glasses and fohawk hair. You make me smile every time i see you! You make me feel so loved when you run up and give me big hugs and want to play with me! I’m glad your birthday was special and fun! Nada’s a wonderful mom and sister 🙂 Love you Payne Family!

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