Over two weeks ago now, Charlie turned four. We invited a group of friends and family to meet for a tour of the fire station then gather at our home for lunch and goodies.
We had a blast!
The weather was surprisingly nice (unlike today) — sunny and only mildly cold.
The kids were allowed to climb aboard a fire truck and an ambulance:
The birthday boy! Notice his fire engine shirt.
We watched the firemen dress up in their fireproof gear:
My parents with their grandbabies
The kids took turns being brave and sliding (partway) down the pole:
And the highlight for Charlie — he and Jeff got to go waaaaay up high into the sky (76 feet!) in the bucket of the fancy new truck:
"Ahhhh! That's my KID up there!"
We parents attempted a few photos of all the kiddos and firemen in front of the truck:
And back at our house, we ate box after box of Papa John’s pizza and cheesesticks, plus a few salads (thanks Mom!) and a veggie tray. I didn’t hear of anyone going hungry!
And what’s a birthday without cupcakes and ice cream?
Charlie received a lot of birthday love in the form of gifts, all thoughtful and generous and perfect for a four-year-old boy.
We are so grateful for each person who came to celebrate Charlie and make his day special. We loved opening our home to such a fun and lively bunch!
Happy Birthday, my sweet boy.