On Friday we hosted a play date at Mae Boyer Park with Jack's Friday play group. All the kids (Jack especially) had a blast running around, digging big holes in the sand, doing the St. Patrick's Day crafts and of course eating cup cakes! It was really great to watch Jack having so much fun with his friends. His Grammy even showed up to help him celebrate. It was another fun day leading up to Jack's big day!
On Saturday morning Jack woke up to a decorated door which he immediately knew had been decorated by the birthday fairies. At 10:00 am we had a family birthday party which was a big success. The weather was BEAUTIFUL (thank goodness) since we were outside. We ate lots of yummy food, had some good laughs, Jack enjoyed his first piñata and of course we ate Auntie Mingie's yummy birthday cake. He was very blessed and received many wonderful gifts. It was a very fun day!
Ben hitting a piñata for the first time!
Although we were totally pooped on Sunday we kept the fun going by heading off to Knott's Berry Farm. It was a fun filled few hours and thankfully we were home in time for both boys to take their much needed naps. We ended the night and the birthday celebrations at BJ's pizza in Cerritos. Jack had his first pizookie and I think he is hooked! It was a great long weekend of celebrating. It was fun to honor our little man who has completely changed our lives (for the better, of course) and who brings us so much joy and laughter each day. It's been amazing to watch our little 4 lb preemie baby boy turn into a still little (30 lbs) but continuing to grow young man with such strong thoughts, ideas and emotions.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACK - WE LOVE YOU DEARLY!!