Tuesday, December 16, 2008

FOUR Years Old

Elias is FINALLY four! He has been talking about being four ever since he turned three, asking me everyday if his birthday is here yet. After months with the DAILY (no exaggeration!) questions about his birthday, I eventually told him his birthday would happen around Christmas and when it is cold outside.

Well one early day in September we walked into Walmart and Elias screamed, "My birthday is here!!!" I was confused until I looked up and saw Christmas trees in the store. So the last 3 months have been a looong wait as Elias has seen Christmas stuff everywhere but it wasn't really his birthday yet.

Needless to say, he was the most ecstatic boy I'd ever seen about being four. At church that morning he even waved to people with just his four fingers. A sneaky announcement to the world about his special day.

We had a birthday party at our house with family and friends. It was wild and fun! He loved opening presents. Surprisingly his favorite gift of them all was a pair of shoes. Not just any shoes though- SKETCHERS. That light up!

So for now, the Sketchers is what we hear about all day long and I'm sure as soon as that obsession wears off then we'll start right into counting the days until he turns five.

Pin the Wheel on the Car

Decorating Car Cakes
Too excited to show his face during the birthday song

Putting on those new shoes
Our four-year-old BIG boy


Mama Dog said...

I think there may be no image cuter than Mr. Elias throwing open his arms and saying "My birthday is here!" From now on, when I am very happy or moved I am going to do the same.

Kelly Rae said...

Where on earth did you get those car cakes or car cake molds????

martha said...

Love the pictures and loved even more hugging Elias close today and reading pop-up books.

Nani and Papa

Jen said...

I can't believe our boys are 4! Seems like just yesterday we were sitting on the floor watching your video of Elias in Ethiopia! BTW Ephram LOVES Elias' CARS shirt- his exact words "mommy, but I dont have one THAT color"