Sunday, July 21, 2013

Happy 4th!

I'm a little behind posting here because of the move, but I'll get caught up soon enough...

This past June, my Arlo & Josiah turned 4 years old. In the past month & half, I have decided that 4 years old is GREAT! It's the age that they are more independent than a toddler & less whiny. They want to learn everything and try new things. I think I am really going to enjoy this age =)

For their party, the boys wanted a Superhero theme. We invited lots of little boys to dress up in costume and come celebrate with us. We had pizza and watermelon and drank out of superhero cups that everyone could take home. We played some superhero games, ate cake, opened presents and jumped on the trampoline.

The cakes and goodie bag favors.

Poor little Josiah got a sudden fever during the party and wouldn't get off the couch. He didn't want to go upstairs & miss the party, so he just rested on the couch with his gifts while the festivities continued. I gave him some tylenol and he was up and playing by the end of the party. It was so sad to see him laying there for his own party though =(
Pizza & watermelon

The birthday boys and their cakes =)

The cute little boys at the party! Dallin Billings, Weston Vaterlaus, Reid Vaterlaus, Gavin Rencher, Dominic Haynes, Miles, Arlo, Josiah.

My little superheroes
This little boy is a ray of sunshine in my life. I can't even describe how amazed I am at his loving and self-less personality. Arlo is always concerned about others and sacrifices daily to help those around him. He is quick to volunteer and shares so willingly. He never likes to see someone sad & will do whatever it takes to help him/her feel happy again. Arlo has a soft heart and often gets his feelings hurt though - it breaks my heart to watch him be sad. Arlo loves to snuggle. I would say that his favorite thing in the world is to curl up on the couch with a buddy to read a book or watch a movie. He always wants me to put my arm around him anytime we are sitting together. Arlo is an affectionate little guy.

I asked Arlo a few questions for the record:
Favorite color: Orange & Green
Favorite food: Sausage (kielbasa)
What you want to do when you grow up: Work for Fox Pest Control  :)

This little guy has an imagination like you wouldn't believe! He loves to play pretend and is always up for an adventure. Josiah has a thirst for learning new things and wants to be more independent. He loves to be in a structured atmosphere, like primary & swim class. The boys will be entering pre-K this Fall and Josiah is more than ready. He is also quite the artist as well. He discovered the joy of coloring a few months ago and is pretty darn awesome at staying within the lines. Josiah loves to dress up in costumes, play superhero and wrestle.

Josiah's questions:
Favorite color: Red
Favorite food: Mandarin oranges
What you want to do when you grow up: Work for Fox Pest Control :)

The boys are so smart and they absorb knowledge like a sponge. They can write their letters, their names and are learning how to spell/write more words every day. We work to have little bit of "school time" every day and I hope they will always love learning. Arlo and Josiah are quite the duo - they are the best of friends and together, they can be quite mischevious.  Miles (being 15 months now) is a true toddler and thinks that he can do everything that the twins do. The duo is quickly become a "trio of trouble." =) Everyday life with these boys is adventurous and unpredictable!! Jason and I are so grateful for these strong spirits and look forward to all the excitement in the future. Happy Birthday Arlo & Josiah!!