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Alex’s 4th Birthday

What do you get when you mix friends at a huge bouncy house? 


The perfect mixture for Alex’s 4th Birthday party, he LOVES his friends and he LOVES to bounce!


First, we started off in a waiting room, waiting for the party before us to clear out.  Sara and Alex found a fun mirror and they were having so much fun! 

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Here’s the layout of the place – 4 huge bouncy structures, a slide, obstacle course, a flat bouncy place and a climbing wall.  And an air hockey table to top it all off!


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Here’s one of the photos that turned out in the actual bouncy house – the lighting is terrible in there!  Unflattering fluorescent and very dim.  Not a happy photographic Mama here.  But, we did get a picture with the whole group of kids – Sara is un the upper right and Alex is right up front.  With all friends – all around!


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The kids get so hot (so do the bouncin’ adults!) and were so thirsty afterwards!  Alex was so excited to have birthday hats. 


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We had pizza, carrots and string cheese – the lunch of champions!   (I had to have something healthy!)


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When it was time for cake – I let Alex put on his own candles – where ever he wanted!  He loved this and figured out where to put them all that was just right for him. 

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I gave a really nice speech about how Alex loves his friends so much and loves bouncin’ around so much and the mixture of the two was like heaven for him.  I thanked everyone for joining us on this wonderful day.  And how proud of Alex we are – he is doing such a good job of growing up.  I then asked him how it felt to be 4 years old – he said “good” with a big smile on his face.   He was truly in the moment.


A few days before his birthday – he wondered when exactly he would be 4 years old.  He figured out, all on his own, that after he ate cake he would officially be 4.  The whole cake ritual is very important to Alex, you see.


(the funny part for me was that the day before – he REALLY wanted to be 4 after his birthday circle at preschool.  I told him that his birthday was the next day, but patience was so hard sometimes Mommy!  So, in compromise, I told him, that “just between you and me – you can be 4 after your birthday circle if you want, sweetheart”.  And he was very happy with this)


We got him a Monkey cake (actually supposed to be “Curious George” but the cake place didn’t want to infringe on copyrights!) that was just his, and a big 1/2 sheet cake for the friends and parents.  Let me tell you – he loves having his own cake!  He doesn’t share with Mommy or Daddy either!  It’s all his!

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Chow down!

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After a full morning and pushing Sara’s nap, I just put her in the car with her birthday hat on.  I couldn’t resist this picture! 

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Thanks everyone for joining us to celebrate Alex’s 4th birthday – we had so much fun! 


The Tuomisto Family - How it all began :) said...

Your blog is soooo beautiful!!! We had such a wonderfultime at Alex's party. Kai has such wonderful memories of Alex and I will always cherish the friendships the kids had when they were young. I think it has made them the amazing kiddos they have become! Great to see you, Allison!!

J, T, L and O said...

Looks like so much fun! I can't believe Alex is 4 doesn't seem quite possible!