Sunday, April 3, 2011

Four is More!

Today we celebrated the fourth birthday of my sweet baby boy (who is most definitely not a baby anymore) Jonathan Douglas.

We started off the day visiting Thomas the Train in Grapevine.  This was a total surprise for JD and I wasn't sure if he was going to be that excited anymore about riding a train.  I am happy to say that I was totally wrong and he LOVED it!  He was so excited about seeing Thomas and boarding the train.  He was completely overwhelmed with the excitement of it all!

Next was a lunchtime trip to McDonald's for a cheeseburger happy meal.  He got a superhero in the meal, so he thought it was a great birthday treat.

Then he got to open his birthday present from us (well, actually he will be getting a bike later, but we are having trouble finding a 14" bike right now).  JD has asked for nothing but Mrs. Potato Head for the past few months, so he was pretty happy with this present.

A little later in the afternoon, he received a fun birthday call from Grandma, Grandpa and Aunt Mercy all the way from California.  Then JD's other Grandma brought over a birthday present that he was beyond thrilled about...

For dinner, JD got his most favorite meal of spaghetti and meatballs.

And of course, we blew out birthday candles in honor of his birthday.  Too bad he doesn't like cake all that much...oh well, more for me!

I am so proud of my little man at the ripe old age of 4.  He has such a sweet energy about him with a genuine enthusiasm for life.  JD creates such elaborate playtimes with such fun characters.  I love to play Bat-Mommy or Space Mommy with him.

JD knows how to write his name and has greatly improved his drawing skills - he can now draw people that really look like people!  He has a huge vocabulary and I love his funny way of putting together his thoughts.  He can create great bedtime stories with all sorts of twists and turns in the plots.

JD still has his go-to favorites when it comes to food, but I'm very proud of him for being more open to trying some new things every once in awhile.

JD has become much more loving with his sister, family and friends.  He does more hugs and kind actions and he is starting to become a "pleaser" to a small extent.

I love my sweet big boy and can't wait to see all of the twists and turns on the road to turning 5 this next year!


Rachel said...

What a fun day! I want to take Ethan to ride the train at some point's on my list! JD is getting so grown up, I can't believe it! (PS - I also can't believe he doesn't like cake, but you're right...more for you!)

Heather said...

Happy Birthday JD!!

Lindsay said...

Happy Birthday! We thought about doing this for Blake's birthday as well - but decided to wait another year. 4 is more - and better for the train ride b/c I really want him to remember it, as JD will most certainly remember. What a special day.

Ouida said...

J. D. looks so grown up in these pictures. You are right. He is such a loving guy. I am glad you are seeing it more with Meg. I am so thankful God sent him to bless our family and so many other!