This child - the one you see above with the punked-out hair and toothy grin and innocent looking eyes - decided months ago (during the Snowpocalypse to be exact) that he wanted an "air guitar" themed 4th birthday party. The boy doesn't understand that a guitar is just that - a guitar, not an "air guitar". I've tried to explain this to him and he gets annoyed with me so now I just go with it - and all rock stars play air guitars, not "guitars" but "air guitars". Are we all on the same page now with the vocabulary? Good.
So with a few decorations that he picked out from a party store, and an air guitar shaped cake designed by yours truly, we had a little party for the boy known as Teddy Bear, T-Bear, T-Bone, or if he's in big trouble - Theodore (but that's rare, so very, very rare . . . unless he's peeing on a rose bush at a public garden in front of an entire wedding party, but that was long ago so we don't need to over that again.)
When we sang Happy Birthday to Teddy his eyes just froze on his daddy. He put his little paws up on the table, and just smiled at Kevin through the whole song. It was precious. You can see some movement in the photo but little man was just transfixed on his dad. Kevin probably won't admit it but he had tears in his eyes. When the song was finished Kevin had to tell him, "Okay, buddy - now blow out your candles!" Oh, it was the cutest thing ever. Being a parent simply rocks.
Teddy right before blowing out the candles . . .
. . . and now eating his air guitar cake and ice cream.
Teddy was very excited and appreciative of all of his gifts. But I have to say . . . there was one particular gift that caused quite a scene . . .
In group situations my boy is usually a bit quiet. But in this case he screamed at the top of his lungs, "Oh my gosh! I got an air guitar!" It was hilarious and he was beyond thrilled. Thanks, Kekes and Pap!
Teddy has been rockin' ever since, but I think this toy is going to kill me. Thanks again, Kekes and Pap. Thanks, ALOT!
And his new drum set . . . also going to kill me.
Teddy's other passion is Legos, and he received the coolest set of Lego accessories from his Nonnie and Papa. My friend and Teddy's Godmother, Lauren, sat with Teddy for at least 30 minutes putting them together. Lauren is going to be such a good mom someday. She has to have 25 boys because she definitely has the patience for it.
It was a great party for an awesome kid. I can't believe we now have a 4 year old and 5 year old, though. I won't say that it goes by too fast because that's so cliche . . . but . . . no, I won't say it.