Showing posts with label Wyatt's 5th Year. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wyatt's 5th Year. Show all posts

The Angels Were Partying Too



I sat down with my warm little bundle in the rocking chair, tugging the blanket to make sure the swaddle was tight.  My firstborn son slept in my arms.  We had survived the trip home from the hospital, and ate the meatloaf my mom had left us for dinner. I sat in the chair, and Derek sat on the floor in Wyatt's airplane-themed nursery.  We were both tired, but Derek grabbed his Bible and suggested we do family devotions.  We wanted to start out right during these first hours at home with our baby.

A Year Of Surprises





Every year I write a recap post from the year before, and I think if I had to sum up this year, I'd say that this was the year of surprises.  Some of them were not-so-great, but most of them were good!  The first half of this year was just hard.  I had a lot of personal things to struggle with, and lots of things that didn't turn out the way I wanted them to - but even during that hard six months, there were brilliant spots of sunshine - like finding out we were expecting our fourth baby! This is our year, in a nutshell.

Race Car Birthday Party!


Race Car Birthday Party Ideas | Through Clouded Glass

Last weekend we had Wyatt's 4th birthday party!  I should clarify that this was less of a "party", and more of a family gathering.  I just like doing themes for the kids' birthdays for fun.  When I asked Wyatt what he wanted to do for his party this year, he said he wanted a race car party, so that is what we did!

Race Car Birthday Party Ideas | Through Clouded Glass


Race Car Birthday Party Ideas | Through Clouded Glass

Race Car Birthday Party Ideas | Through Clouded Glass
Race Car Birthday Party Ideas | Through Clouded Glass
Race Car Birthday Party Ideas | Through Clouded Glass
Race Car Birthday Party Ideas | Through Clouded Glass
Race Car Birthday Party Ideas | Through Clouded Glass
Race Car Birthday Party Ideas | Through Clouded Glass
Race Car Birthday Party Ideas | Through Clouded Glass
Race Car Birthday Party Ideas | Through Clouded Glass

Everything was pretty easy to throw together for this party.

I bought some checked and red paper and used it to make the birthday banner and signs.  I also wrapped some of the checked paper around the "coolant" water bottles, and used the extra paper for a runner on our "pit stop" table.

I added red streamers and black and white balloons to fit with our race car color scheme.
Bought some "spare tire" chocolate donuts, and some red Kool-aid for the "transmission fluid" (which is actually red in real life too).  I originally wasn't going to label everything, but I asked Derek what car fluid was red, and he talked me into making the labels last minute - and I think they ended up tying the theme together really well!

I washed some of Wyatt's Hot Wheels cars and put them on top of some red cupcakes.  If you bought some new Hot Wheels cars this would be a fun way to give out favors to the kids who come to the party too!

And that was it!  It was a really simple theme to put together, and we had fun with it!


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A Birthday Update On Mr. Wyatt

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I can't believe it, but my first baby turned four years old yesterday!  I can't believe how much Wyatt has changed - in just language skills alone I can't believe how much he has grown in just a year.

Wyatt has a really laid-back personality  He is cautious, and likes to be sure of a situation before he jumps in.  He is a very obedient boy, and typically does really well at listening to me, which makes my life so much easier!  He has such a sweet heart, and I love how he shows concern for others when they are hurt or upset.  He is always checking on me and his siblings, and if he sees me upset about something he comes over and asks me what is wrong.  He is also shaping up to be a really good friend, even in his little toddler friendships.

He is an amazing big brother, and he is so helpful to me in keeping an eye on Gwendolyn and Clyde.  He loves hanging out with his extended family, and is always talking about his grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins.  He follows Derek around and copies everything he does - I can hear Derek in the way Wyatt speaks sometimes.

He is very into cars, and Thomas the Train, and balloons are some of his favorite things.  He insists that he isn't a little kid, he's a "big boy." He loves games, and is always asking me if we can play one of his board games!  He has a good little memory, and we have been working on several Bible verses, which he can say all by himself.  He loves to pray by himself, and if he has a bad dream or is scared of the wind, he reminds himself that "Jesus is wif us."

I wanted to try to do a little birthday interview with him this year, and I think he was a bit confused at why I was firing questions at him when he was just trying to play with his toy boats in the sink - but he humored me!  I asked him these questions yesterday, before we opened presents.  Here are his answers.

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What is your favorite color? "Purple."

What is your favorite food? "Um, quesadilla!"

What is your favorite song? "Away in the Manger" (Or "the elephant song", and I'm not sure what the elephant song is.)

What is your favorite movie? "The car movie."

What is your favorite book? "The Chicken book." (?)

What was the favorite thing you got for your birthday? "My big police car thing that I got." (Which he didn't get yet, he is just hoping.)

Who do you like to do things with? "Mommy and Daddy. . . (and more about police cars)."

What do you like to do with Mommy and Daddy? "Uh, hang out with them!"

Where is your favorite place to go? "To the store to get some milk." (He is easy to please!)

What is your favorite game? "Mickey Mouse game." (A Disney version of Hi Ho Cherry-o that we have.)

What is your favorite animal? "My favorite animal? An elephant, and a giraffe, and a tiger, and a lion."

What is your favorite thing to wear? "I think a hat?" (After some clarification) "Lightning McQueen or Thomas the Train shoes!"

What do you want to be when you grow up? (He wasn't sure about this question, but from what I gathered, he either wants to be big like Daddy, or a policeman.)

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