Friday, February 8, 2013

four! finally.

for months we had been asking gavin if he was four yet to which he'd answer, 
nooooooo! i'm still threeee!
his uncle jeff had been asking for weeks if he could sing him happy birthday - to which gavin would put his hands up to his ears and give a stern glare (much like this one...) even talks of parties and cakes and presents were still followed by crocodile tears and cries of "i don't want to grow bigger!" i was almost certain that we shouldn't even plan a party for a day he didn't seem to be looking forward to. 

a few days before the dreaded birthday he started to come around. he decided on a store bought diego cake, made a simple gavin wish list and picked a few of his best friends to go on a little adventure with us. turning four was a go after all!

lucas and i stayed up late the night before to decorate the house while he slept. we were soooo excited! and to everyone's surprise gavin woke up on tuesday morning the happiest four year old ever.  while still rubbing his sleepy eyes he squealed, is it today? am i four... today?! followed by a long sigh and a whispered  finally
apparently he just didn't want to turn four until he really had to. 

my gavin is full of true character and i love him to bits.

get ready for a gazillion pictures of gavi-turns-four because it was quite possibly my happiest of mothering days. 

thanks to my dad we had a connection at a local airport for private planes and jets. gavin invited only his three closest friends - which in the end made all the difference. they were comfortable with each other and truly best friends. we were all able to happily interact without me feeling craaaaazy. lucas was still at school and charlie was at his cousins so it was really a day just for gavin. we loaded up into my mini-van and headed out on our adventure.

 (that is cody's monster face  he had me take a couple of re-takes to get it just right.)
we were given a top secret tour of the place. we saw all kinds of planes! we saw planes on the runway. planes starting their engines. planes taking off! we saw planes in the shop. and plane parts and pieces. airplane mechanics and airplane pilots.  they each took a turn in the cockpit and opening the GIANT hanger door. we were in little boy heaven. and the boys were so good! and asked the best questions! 
it was magic.
we headed back home a mini-van full of the happiest little boys. i overheard cody tell oliver, good thing we didn't fly away on a real adventure. my mom would've missed me. 

back at the house we partied. we sang haaaaaappy birthday to yoooooooou! and celebrated with perfectly frosted cupcakes and balloons. his friends gave him the best gifts. things they knew that gavin would really love. and i felt so grateful for this circle of sweet boys. crossing my fingers that they stay bff's forever. 

my baby is four. and four is best. i think i'll keep him this way. no more growing bigger, ok gavi?


  1. best party ever. sweet crazy boys. loved how they couldn't keep their gifts a secret. still makes me smile when I think about ollie saying, "it's a game" as gavin reaches to grab his present. so funny.

  2. That is all just pure awesomeness.

  3. He is the cutest four-year-old ever and that's saying something as the mother of some pretty cute past and present four-year-olds! Happy birthday to that sweet boy.

  4. Wow, that's pretty much amazing. I'll make sure NOT to show this to my boys because only you could pull off something like this. What a lucky birthday boy!

  5. omgoodness lindsay, this is the cutest party ever!!! i love every picture. four is surely a magical age. xo

  6. Happy Day, Gavin!! Love that boy.

  7. 4 is such a fun age! Happy Birthday to him!
    Oh, Just Living the Dream

  8. I think your Gavi and my Grahamy would be great friends. Graham also had a tricky time adjusting to Primary for the first few weeks (no goldfish or fruit snacks? NO. WAY.) and he isn't so sure about turning four either. :) Luckily we have until July to figure it all out. These little middle boys are funny ones, don't you think? Your photos are beautiful, lady!

  9. You are the best boy Mom! Taking notes over here ;)

  10. i am with randi and taking notes. you are such a good mama; those are some happy, happy faces.