Saturday, June 25, 2011

Colt turns 4!

Today is Colt's 4th birthday, he has been looking forward to this day ever since we celebrated my birthday back in February. Since then he has had to wait for daddy and both his brothers to have their birthday's as well as his cousins, aunts, uncles and grandpas. For the past week he keeps asking how many more "sleeps" until his birthday. To say he was excited was an understatement. He woke up that morning and went running down the stairs, Dave said he was so excited he almost fell half way down them. We had his presents all wrapped and put out for him to open up right away.
 I love the look on his face when he opens his presents, he always act like each present is the best thing ever!

 Colt asked for a lot of superhero stuff this year, we got him a Spiderman skateboard, mask and webslinger. Along with some Ironman stuff. He was thrilled and had so much fun playing with his new toys all day. Jax especially loved the skateboard and was very excited when he finally woke up and saw Colt's new skateboard.

 Colt and Dave went outside right away and Colt sprayed him with his web slinger over and over again. He thought it was hilarious.
 Breakfast time, growing up all the kids in Dave's family always looked forward to bread dough pudding on holidays and birthdays. We convinced Colt that he should have it this year so I made bread dough pudding and sliced up some strawberries to go with it.
 Colt asked for a chocolate cake with raspberries and a football on the top so that's what he got. I made the chocolate cake from scratch and used my mom's homemade raspberry jam as a filling. Dave frosted the cake and decorated the top.

 My mom made a bunch of jars of homemade strawberry jam for Colt to give to his guests. She brought over a bunch of stickers and they decorated the jars together.
 Later that afternoon all of Dave's family and my parents came over for Colt's birthday party. He had been asking all day when he could open gifts so the minute everyone got there we let him open them. He got lots of super hero clothes, t-shirts, shorts and a cool spiderman backpack.
 In full Ironman gear with the Spiderman back pack.
 Colt was very good about letting Camryn help him open his presents. These two have so much fun together and love playing and running around everywhere. They are getting to the age where the play more and fight less which is really fun to see.

 Memah and Jax reading a book.
This kiddo is such a great big brother, he adores his little brothers and loves playing with them both. He is often asking to hold Case and loves to give him kisses. He loves to play with Jax and they have become quite the little playmates. It is so fun listening to them run around, laughing, screaming and just having fun together. Colt is so great about reading to Jax when he asks, we can often find them in the same bed together with a book and Colt doing his best to read the book to Jax.  He is a very observant kid, physically tough but with a soft heart and his feelings get hurt easily. He is really good about going to bed when we tell him too (to bad the same can't be said for his brother) however, he is an EARLY riser and a morning person (much like his mommy). He really struggles with change and he needs to know exactly what is going on before it happens so he can mentally prepare for it. He can spell his name and even write it (though not always legibly), knows all his letters and can count past 20. We are working on teaching him to tell time, once he learns we are putting in the rule that he can't get out of bed till the clock says at least 6:30! He loves anything that has to do with bad guys and super hero's, hunting, fishing and sword fighting. He is constantly telling Dave and I as well as his brothers that he loves us and smothers all of us with kisses frequently throughout the day. He loves going to church and playing with other kids. The day he was born four years ago was one of the best days of my life, he made me a mommy for the first time and I can't even begin to describe the love I have for this little boy. Happy 4th Birthday Colt!
Daddy and I are loving watching you grow up and are so excited to see the plans that God has for you in your life!
 4 Year Stats
 Weight : 43lbs (90%)
Height: 43 inches (90%)


Tabaitha Kaye said...

Too cute! Hope he had a great birthday. We are about to celebrate Mason's 4th birthday in a couple of days.

desertrunnergirl said...

What a sweet entry for Colt's 4th birthday! I love that first pic, where he's opening his gift. Happy birthday Colt!