Friday, January 29, 2010

You Say It's Your Birthday!

Reid turned FOUR on Wednesday.

Best birthday quote (said in frustration): Mom, I'm four now, but I don't really look bigger.


I asked Reid if he wanted a friend party or a family party. He said friend. I rejoiced. I've never had a kid ask for a friend party. I have a million ideas swimming around in my head that I would like to put to use. When asked which friends he wanted over, his answer was Ross (our friend who lives a few houses down). Who else? No one. Just Ross. What a party!

I decided not to plan anything, just invite Ross over to play. But at the last minute, I couldn't handle it. Abbey (Ross' mom and my good friend) babysits a little boy the same age plus has a one year old girl (Grayden's one true love). So the whole lot of them came over and I threw together some lunch...build your own pizza on frozen dough rolls...complete with tissue paper chef's hats. Then we decorated cupcakes and sent them home. The kids had a great time and I didn't spend a dime. It was a perfect party.


The whole day just seemed to go Reid's way. I'm not sure if we've ever had a birthday go so perfectly. Every present, every activity, every meal was perfect. Reid was on a birthday high all day. It was good for Reid. And Reid was so sweet about everything. He was so quick to share all his new stuff with his brothers. He's top notch.

17 comments:

Curtis Whipple said...

Katie, you ROCK!

Kelly said...

that's awesome! happy 4th birthday reid! i love the pizza making idea! i may use that for derek's 4th bday in may. he's already talkin about how fun his birthday party is going to be!

Traci Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday to Reid!!!! he is such a cutie!

Cynthia said...

Perfect idea, perfect party, perfect four year old!

Sam and Becky said...

super cute! What a great day :)

Lauri said...

Every single picture of Reid shows his complete excitement. Your chef hats turned out so well. You really know how to throw a party...even a last minute, no cost party. In fact, it probably went better than if you planned it for a month.

jeanine said...

Happy Birthday Reid!

What a perfect party!

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday, Reid!! You rock at 4 years old!!

Nicole said...

Happy Birthday Reid!

Kipn n' Sarah said...

Happy Birthday little man! Glad he had the perfect day and what cute ideas. The best part is that the day was priceless!

Amanda B. said...

LOVE that first picture of him!!! That is an amazing picture- it captures him perfectly! Looks like an amazing birthday- Happy Birthday, Reid!

Erin said...

That sounds like a great party! Happy Birthday Reid!!

Genn said...

Wow he's 4! Happy Birthday Reid!

What an awesome party! Pizza making, I love that idea too. And not spending a dime on it? That's even better!!

Autumn said...

Darling! I love the hats and balloon pic.

Melissa + Brett said...

Love the hats. Happy Bday Reid! Love Grayden's flipped up collar...that is so you!

Jen said...

How fun! You always come up with such fabulous ideas. I need to ask you for advice when it comes to planning parties. Happy Birthday to Reid!!!

Tammy said...

Reid is the cutest! And my favorite part of these pictures is that you used the fine dishes that we enjoyed together at USU!! I love those colorful plates! I'm impressed that they are still looking so great!