Saturday, January 12, 2008

happy birthday, matty!






It's actually on Tuesday, but we celebrated today with a couple families and Nana and Papa. Matty was so excited. He helped me make the rocket ship decorations and bake the cupcakes. We set the table together. We ordered pizza and let the kids run around. It was a stress-free celebration.

We also said good-bye to his pacifer today. This is a sad time, but at some point, we have to make the break. We have explained that big boys don't need pacifiers anymore. Instead they get to go to bed with a flashlight. We got him a really cool flashlight for his birthday. Growing up so good and so hard!!

Happy (early) birthday sweet guy!!

17 comments:

Joy said...

happy birthday, matty! what a big boy to be able to take a flashlight to bed--that is so cool!

Ellen said...

Interesting...going to bed with a flashlight. I agree that it is time to say good-bye to pacy. Let me know how the flashlight plan works.

chrissie said...

Happy Birthday, sweet little guy. We wish we could have been there to celebrate with you!
Looks like you had fun with your friends. Four is so big!

pennymalley said...

Yes, please let me know how the flashlight works out! Sounds like a great idea. I tried telling TJ about the Paci Fairy, and how you give her your paci for all the new babies that need them, and she leaves a "big-boy" present. Well, apparently those were the wrong words to say- TJ starts yelling, "I don't wanna be a big boy!!" over and over... I think this may be connected to having a baby sister in the house now, too...
oh well.
Happy birthday, Matthias!!

Kristen Borland said...

the flashlight is such a cool idea! i hope it works.

btw, how do you get your pictures to look so "dream" like in their coloring?

D@nielle said...

oh I love the decorations and the lovely cupcakes ! Great idea about the flashlight.

Laura and the family said...

It is a fine idea of having a flashlight--hopefully he does not stay up late with a flashlight (winks) My younger son just requested a flashlight last night for his "Home Sweet Home" tent.

Hope your idea from pacy to flashlight works!

Laura and the family said...

It is a fine idea of having a flashlight--hopefully he does not stay up late with a flashlight (winks) My younger son just requested a flashlight last night for his "Home Sweet Home" tent.

Hope your idea from pacy to flashlight works!

Lara said...

Happy Birthday Matty!!!

Danielle said...

When my cousin turned 4, my aunt collected up all of the binki's in a sac and told him that they were going to Toy 'R Us and he could use his binki's to buy a new toy. Once he had picked it out, he brought it up to the register and then reached into the binki bag and placed each one on the register. The teenage guy there just played right along and "rang" him up! ;)

grey like snuffie said...

brilliant idea with the flashlight

katarinasmama said...

Happy birthday!! Getting rid of binkies is hard!!! A flashlight replacement is cool...love the chandelier decorations and the chandelier itself!!! I am looking around for one...

Michelle B said...

looks like a wonderfuly party! Cupcakes- yum!

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Brenda Williams said...

Happy Birthday Matty!

Sarah Markley said...

Happy birthday, Matty! I love the flashlight idea!

Brianna Heldt said...

happy birthday matty!!!

Karen said...

Happy birthday Matty! I think the flashlight was a fantastic idea, and the party sounded like a lot of fun. Here's to stress-free gatherings!