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Zander is a Four Year Old!

Zander is an official four year old, measuring in at 45" and this is what he has to say:

What is your name?  Zander

How Old are you?  6? 5? 4!!

What is your favorite thing to do?  Open Presents

What do you want to be when you grow up?  A big kid

What is your favorite food?  Apples

Who do you like to spend time with?  Hudson

What do you do really well?  Open presents

What makes you laugh?  Trees...and when Eva sings "Peep Squirrel"

What is the best time of day?  Opening my presents

What are you afraid of?  Bears

Who is your best friend?  Hudson

What do you like to do with your family?  go to the beach, play with toys

What do you love to learn about?  A, B, C's

Where do you like to go?  Trader Joe's, camping

What is your favorite book?  Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

If you had one wish what would it be?  I wish to blow out candles


Zander has been anxiously awaiting his birthday for months now, telling every passerby about what will happen the day he turns four.  He had his "PJ Masks" party planned in his head, with decor ideas, costume plans, and his guest list.  He was ready to take on all the tasks of a four year old, which includes being big enough and tall enough and independent enough to do everything that Enzo and Eva can do ;)

On the morning of his birthday, he woke up to our tradition of "suprise balloons"...

Then, since it was a weekday, Eva and Enzo had school.  So, we had a quick celebration with song and candles with our breakfast before they headed off to school.

After breakfast, we started decorating the back patio for Zander's party.  He invited a few of his preschooler friends for a morning playdate celebration, "PJ Mask" themed, of course...

Zander and his friends jumped, ran, and played for a couple hours in their capes and masks, then all gathered around to sing to Zander and eat cupcakes!  (Poor Zander had a bug fly in his eye right when this all happened, hence the winked eye and sad face :( , but he recovered quickly without complaint)...

After all of his friends left, he dove in to all his fun gifts...


He played his little heart out until Eva and Enzo came home from school.  Then, we got ready to go to Zander's restaurant of choice to celebrate as a family.  His choice? Chuck E Cheese's!

It was a great place to burn some energy, play some games, eat pizza and end the perfect first day of being four.


When Zander woke the next day, he was still wearing his "Gekko" costume and decided he also needed to wear it to school that day since his class would be singing Happy Birthday to him.  He was so excited to show his teachers and his favorite friend, Hudson, his costume and his new 4 year old body....and they showed just as much enthusiasm for his sharing.


 And now that the celebrations are over, we are enjoying our four year old big boy.  He is such a great kid, an amazing friend, a mentor to more kids than I ever even realized.  He is a helper, a jokester, loves "butt" jokes, cuddles, taking charge, and so much more.  He is our Zander and we are so proud of the boy he has become.  



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