Eli is now 4 years old! He had a very fun birthday. We celebrated a triple birthday with family the Friday before his birthday, sharing it with Grandma Ali and Uncle Chance. It was nice to visit while Ryan's parents were in town, Jake was back from Africa, and just before Rose took off on her road trip. Rose asked me to bring a cake to the party for Eli... so I asked him what he wanted. For months he has been telling me he wants a Tweety Bird cake, so I was surprised when he asked me for a Superman cake, just like Renton had had a few years ago. So I made another Superman cake for that night.
I decided that when we celebrated his actual birthday I would do an ice cream cake (he was very excited about that) and now he decided that he wanted the Tweety Bird cake. So, when after opening presents and blowing out candles he declared that he didn't want any cake, he just wanted to play with toys, I was shocked! Didn't he just spend the last several months telling me what he wanted? And all day so excited as he saw me working on it? I guess if the real thing at this age is having something exciting to put the candles in is all that's really important, then mission accomplished. And maybe next year I'll just get a Styrofoam cake to decorate and cut out half the work! And to all of you who he told that he didn't get a cake at his birthday, I'm just correcting what he said to he didn't eat any cake on his birthday! He was very excited about his presents and felt very birthdayed.