Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ethan turned 4!!

My precious Ethan turned 4 this year, its hard to believe that this once so fragile and delicate little preemie is now a very rough and tumble(although very sensitive) little man . He went in for his 4 year check up and is topping the charts in weight at 39.8lbs (90th%) and height at 41 1/2 inches (75th%). It was amazing to me that I actually got the "make sure he is active and eating healthy foods" talk. All in all he is developing great and nothing points to his preemie beginnings other than the possibility of his sensitive hearing, which the Dr. said may or may not have anything to due with his premature birth and only a pediatric ENT Dr. could tell us for sure.

Now onto the fun stuff :) For Ethan's 4th birthday he decided he wanted to have a "happy" monster party. So that's what we did and all I can say is thank you Oriental Trading company because I didn't have a clue where to find Monster themed birthday stuff in the middle of April.

Ethan initially wanted to dress up for his birthday but about 1 hour before he started getting grouchy and didn't want to wear the spider costume or face paint we picked out earlier. Jocelyn however was all about the dress-up.

I decided to try to be cute with Monster themed food... Spider cupcakes, Monster bones (Cheetos), Monster claws (Bugles)

Monster eyes and teeth (grapes and apples), Monster Slime Soda, and Monster fingers in a bun (Hot dogs in a bun).

As you can see Ethan was in a delightful mood for his party.. He was pretty much like that the whole time and preferred to keep to himself while the other kids played. I guess he has yet to develop the Yates social skills.

We let the kids decorate their own Spider cupcake instead of doing a birthday cake. I think they really enjoyed it and probably ate more candy than actually putting it on their cupcake.

Yeah !! Birthday song time, we managed a half a smile out of the grumpy birthday boy. At least this year we didn't see any tears or ear covering.

And of course presents always make the birthday kid happy!

The best part of Ethan's Birthday was that Daddy was home from Texas to celebrate and spend time with us!

On May 4th, which is Ethan's actual birthday we spent the day pretty much spoiling our little man. Jocelyn had school so as soon as we dropped her off we took Ethan and Caitlyn out to lunch to celebrate. Then we took all the kids out for ice cream. To top the night off we went and saw "How to Train a Dragon".. Very cute movie even though I spent most of the time in the hall with a very very tired baby. The older kids loved it and spent the next several days playing dragons.