While we were setting up for Josie’s birthday party in December, Issac declared that he wanted a soccer party for his birthday. The idea seemed to stick and everyone we came in contact with Issac would ask, “Are you going to come to my soccer party?” I had decided on everything from the cupcakes to the parent-child soccer game. However, in April when it came time to order the supplies Issac changed his mind to a Super Hero themed party. The past three years we have had Issac's party on memorial Day weekend and this year, we decided otherwise & had the party the Sunday before his birthday. Thank goodness to because I had family come from Ferndale and the I-5 bridge collapsed the Thursday before Memorial day weekend!!
Issac requested that Tyler cooked Cheeseburgers and Hot Dogs on the barbecue and that I made super hero capes for all his friends. I turned to Pintrest & had two runs at a cape made from a tee shirt but they looked cheap & cheesy. I decided that I could make my own pattern and quickly purchased, red, blue and yellow fabric. I wanted to stay with the primary colors and I wanted the capes to be easy for the children to put on & take off so I bought Velcro for the neck closing. Although the capes took longer to cut and sew than I projected, they turned out great. Each kid enjoyed having their very own personalized super hero cape.
Above- 14 homemade Super Hero capes!
Bellow- All the kids minus Lily.
Daniel in the green did have a cape but didn't want to wear it in the pictures!
Bellow- Super Di & Super Leah
After lunch, we did presents and cupcakes. The park was a perfect place for a party with lots of free space for our little super heroes to run freely and a playground for the children to play on. Issac got everything he asked for; a bug catching kit, a scooter, some squirt guns, cars and a tortoise!!! Issac has been asking for a turtle since last Summer some time. Honestly, we are unsure where the idea got into his head from but at Christmas he asked and we looked into the cost and the turtle was out of our price range. In April, Aunt Nicole came down for a visit & asked Issac what he wanted for his birthday and he replied; "A turtle." Although Issac wanted a turtle, he received a tortoise. A turtle requires an aquatic tank that is much more difficult to clean than a tortoise. Issac choose to name him Crush.
Issac's actual birthday is May 23rd which fell on a Wednesday. In my family, my Grandma would always make whatever you wanted for dinner on your birthday. So, now that Issac is old enough I let him choose what we had for dinner and he choose breakfast for dinner; French toast with bacon and eggs for dinner. After dinner we had cake. I made a chocolate cake with vanilla frosting and then made a number four out of chocolate chips. Issac was on cloud nine!
ISSAC AT AGE 4
Issac wakes up happy. He comes in to the living room smiling and wants to cuddle for about ten minutes before he gets his milk and requests to watch a movie or cartoons. About an hour after Issac is awake he is hungry. For breakfast he enjoys bagels with cream cheese, a variety of fruit, yogurt, cherrios, french toast with peanut butter or eggs and toast. After breakfast we read books before some free play time while I work out and/or clean house. During his free play time; Issac enjoys playing with his cars, train set and dinosours. He is very intrested in animals. He likes to know the names of different animal species, where they sleep, what they eat and because he is a boy; where they poop and what their poop looks like.
I have worked with both the children with flash cards and puzzles and a wide variety of learning tools. Issac knows the alphebet, all his shapes and colors, can count to 30 and can spell his name. We have ran in to a road block on writting at the minute and I think it is because I am left handed and Issac is right handed. I recently went to the local homeschooling supply store and purchased a few writting workbooks for us to get started on. Both kids enjoy going to story time at the public libray each week, Issac always chooses dinosour books and curious george books. Issac can get himself dressed and put on his shoes. he is loud and silly like his Mama and enjoys playing outside with rocks, sticks, dirt and other kids. He is very determinded to ride his bike without his training wheels, do the monkey bars without assistance and go to school.
Issac enjoys walking the dogs, trips to the park and basically any activity outside. Every day, when Tyler walks through the door after work, Issac runs to gret him and tell him about his day. "you know what I ate today Dad? You know where Mom took us today Dad?" Issac loves it when Tyler takes him to wash the cars, go to the autoparts store or outside to play. We have established a daily rutine where Tyler take the kids for an hour while I cook dinner, clean or just take a break. The kids love this daily time with their Dad where they get his full attenion. After playing outside with Tyler, the kids come inside for dinner. At bed time, tyler brushes the kids teeth and then reads them two books, some days three.