Tyson is 4!!!!

Tyson is 4 YEARS OLD today! Wow. He has made some pretty big changes in the last 6 months or so. We finally kicked the paci habit, he doesn't get upset when I drop him off at school anymore, his imagination and sense of humor have reached extreme heights, we can trust him to do a number of things on his own that we couldn't before (bathroom, play in the backyard or anywhere in the house for that matter, be good at school even when his favorite friends are acting up), are the first that come to mind.

We had his party yesterday at the zoo. It's a little nerve racking to plan an outdoor party in December, but thanks to cold weather being RARE (except last year, when we had to reschedule his indoor party due to SNOW), we were blessed with a beautiful day, and perfect weather!

All of the immediate family was there (except Amy and Benjamin - poor Benjamin came down with strep throat - we missed you guys!), Aunt Lala, and friends Charlie, Peyton, Jackson, Rebekkah, and Maddie from school came too!

As usual, I didn't take as many pics as I'd like to. It's hard to do when you're trying to keep everything running. Luckily Amber took some for awhile but I still missed some people.

The kids played in the childrens zoo for the first part of the party, after pigging out on donuts and kolaches!

the cake... Ice Age was the closest theme they had to a zoo... is it me or is that weird. it worked though.

The birthday boy!

The loot
We tried to get all of his friends, and his cousins closest in age by him for cake and presents.

This is him while everyone was singing Happy Birthday to him

Okay, so at 4, or close to 4, some kids still have a hard time letting the "birthday kid" open their gifts. Oh well, it all worked out in the end.

Our attempt at a family picture... nice huh? Maybe it will be on our Christmas card this year. Or not.

After the party everyone did their own thing, our friends and family hung around and we went to the carousel and saw some animals for awhile.

We expected this at some point. She threw a tantrum the whole way in when we first got there(wanted to walk, but would just sit down when I let her try), and on the way to the carousel. Other than that she did very well.
We loved the zoo as a party place. Great weather always makes it that much better too. Thanks to all the family and friends who came and had fun with us! Tyson had such a great time. We can't wait to see what this year has in store for him. Such a great kid and a joy to be around.


Aunt Lynn said...

Happy Birthday Tyson!!! What fun! Love all the photos…. =D

The Moriarty Family said...

Can't believe T-man is actually FOUR years old. How did that happen?! Loved the party at the zoo, yummy breakfast and cake, AND couldn't have been a more gorgeous day. We had a great time celebrating until of course Mr. Crabby just couldn't handle being awake anymore :)

Jammy said...

It certainly was a great place for his party, and a great time was had by all!! We enjoyed it! I can't believe Tyson is four either! What a sweetie!!!!