a hot wheelin' fourth birthday party

Over the weekend my family and friends that are like family gathered together to celebrate our middle child turning the big f-o-u-r. He chose a Hot Wheels theme this year. It's quite easy to decorate when your child chooses a theme that also happens to be one of his favorite toys. Makes sense to me!

Matt made his homemade bread and lasagna for the group and my parents picked up the cake from the Lititz Cupboard just like every other year because we just love their cakes... And as always my sister-in-law brought her lovely camera and captured the moments so well, as she does best! 

Come gift time David was quite the little embarrassment when he tore through each gift looking for only the "Fireman Blaze" gift he asked for. Thankfully my sister and her husband picked it up for him. Imagine the show if he didn't get it!? But he does love all his gifts! He got a Thomas Jungle Train, a few books, a T-Rex t-shirt that's quite fun, headphones for his iPad, binoculars, a rocket launcher and of course the cards to further his education down the road. Thank you to everyone for always being so generous and good to our kids (and to us) despite his lackluster gift opening performance. 

We sang and we ate and we just had an all-in-all good time. I remembered to get a photo of the birthday boy with every single person present! That's a first! And I of course recreated the photo taken two years ago of four bellies, just like I did last year, I'm a sucker for traditions what can I say! And I'm going to love seeing those babies grow through the years side by side like that. I love this family of mine and I love all the noise and laughter that happens when all are gathered! 

And now for the most gigantic photo bomb ever!

David's third birthday party here. Second here. First here