Happy 4th Birthday Graham!

Graham turned 4 on Sunday.  What a day!  Not only was it Graham’s birthday, but it was also Father’s Day, our anniversary, and Michael’s parent’s anniversary.  That’s a lot to pack into one day.  Needless to say, our anniversary fell to the wayside, but we plan on celebrating it in July hopefully. 

The birthday festivities began on Saturday with the arrival of my brother.  He had a hockey match on Sunday, so decided to come into town a day early to hang out with Graham and spoil him rotten.  This turned out to be a great idea as Graham and Uncle Chris needed to catch up on some bonding time.  This time to bond even included a heated game of “rag in the face” that ultimately led to the sprinkler, Mr. Volcano’s ultimate demise, but sometimes with good fun you have to pay the price. 

The next day, we let Graham open our presents before the chaos of the party ensued.  He loved his big boy 4 year old roller skates.  He had seen other kids wearing those and decided that when he was 4, he would magically wake up and be able to skate.  He also was extremely excited about a daddy gift selection, the space alien laser.  I was not too excited about this purchase, but sometimes Mommy’s get overruled.

For the party, we set up a ton of water toys including this great big octopus that Uncle Chris gave Graham for his birthday.  Michael’s friend, Mike, also let us borrow a bouncy tent which was a hit.  Thanks Mike!!  It looked like it might rain and although we desperately need it, I was hoping it would hold off for the party which it did. 

Graham decided he didn’t want cake this year, but an ice cream sundae party instead.  So, I found these toy sand buckets that seemed perfect for loading with ice cream and other goodies.  It worked well and definitely cut down on the mess. 

After ice cream, Graham and his friends opened presents.  He had a great time ripping through the gifts and is just now starting to process what all of those goodies actually are.  It was a bit of a whirlwind. 

All in all, Graham had a great time.  He was completely exhausted today and I also subjected him today to his 4 year old check up where he had to get 5 shots and a finger prick.  Poor guy!  He’s definitely growing up really fast.  Before long, he’ll be telling me he is tired of being 4 and ready to be 5, but hopefully he’ll bask in the glory of 4 for at least a little while.



  1. iris said,

    June 17, 2008 at 2:42 am

    happy birthday graham! it sounded like SUCH a terrific time – what a cutie!!! aww, he looks SOOOO happy in all those pictures! happy anniversary to you as well!! thanks so much for sharing, fun times!!!! 😉

  2. Amy said,

    June 17, 2008 at 4:35 am

    Looks like a wonderful time! Great pics!!!!

  3. Jamie said,

    June 17, 2008 at 4:44 am

    Thanks for the fun party! I wish we could have stayed longer! Ben is ready to play dinosaurs with Graham now – Ben likes to wear his safari hat and be a palentologist and teach about dinosaurs 🙂 They are growing so fast – I can’t believe how much Graham has changed since we last saw him. Just think this time next year we will be facing kindergarten!!! Oh and we should go skating – one of the parents rented the rink for our class and the whole fam went and we had blast – I’ll let you know when she does it again!

  4. Chris said,

    June 17, 2008 at 5:25 am

    Great pictures, and a fantastic write-up Danielle… and when he is ready, I’ll get his skate legs under him!!!! Heh heh, looks like you threw a fantastic party, good job.

  5. Nana Lewis said,

    June 17, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    A fun time was had by all! I know the clothes weren’t a thrilling gift for a 4 yr old little guy but, like you said, these kids have so much stuff. Doyle and I look forward to helping him do the boogie board at Edisto soon. He is indeed growing up so quickly as all our grands are. I can remember Michael at that age and it just doesn’t seem to be all that long ago. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AGAIN, GRAHAM and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY AGAIN to you guys!

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