We celebrated his birthday pretty low key here in Florida and then had his party a few weeks later in Alabama. We took Nate out to eat at Mitchell's Fish Market the day before his birthday because he wanted strawberries. Nate loves his strawberries and this is the only restaurant I have found that will serve him a side of nothing but strawberries. His birthday fell on a Monday this year and he requested that I cook Spaghetti-O's with meatballs as his birthday dinner. The poor guy came home from school on his big day feeling great, but by the time Matt got home he was very lethargic and refused to eat his Spaghetti-O's. He spiked a fever before bed and eventually ended up in our bed later in the night. I gave him some medicine to help with the fever and by Tuesday afternoon he was feeling better. However, the fever returned that evening and by Wednesday morning he had a lovely rash all over his body. Thankfully his 4 year old check up was scheduled for Wednesday morning so I went ahead and took him in to the doctor. Poor Nate was diagnosed with scarlet fever. Not exactly a fun bug to get on your birthday, but after the antibiotics kicked in he started feeling much better. Thankfully Abby did not come down with it and our household was quickly on the mend.
We had his party at my brother's house in Moody. I owe a huge thank you to Jeffery and Chanlee for allowing us to commandeer their house for a few hours! Unfortunately, it was cold and rainy, but the kids didn't seem to mind. They had a fun time playing indoors, eating cake and pizza, and playing with Legos. It was great to be around family and the kids were so excited to get to see each other. Here are a few pictures from the day:
Pizza!! Can you tell that Nate's favorite color is red?
Opening presents with the cousins
My birthday boy!
Nate and Matt trying to make his Hex Bug work. Abby is in the background taking a nose dive with her Nanny :-)
Nate and his Hex Bug
Abby had a great time pulling Noah's hair
Nate's Lego cake courtesy of Publix
What is a Lego cake without Lego candles?
Nate loves to blow out the candles!
It is insanely hard to get a family photo with everyone looking at the camera these days...
We had a great time celebrating our little man. He is growing up so fast, but we are loving every minute of it!