Monday, June 13, 2011

The Big 4!

Yesterday Clayton turned four. We celebrated with lunch with Opa, Oma and Uncle Jesse and then had a cousin birthday with Gibson, Crew, Uncle Chris, Aunt Becky and all four grandparents. We weren't planning to be in Michigan for Clayton's birthday and he was going to have a party with friends in New Mexico and then celebrate on a much smaller scale here, but due to Uncle Jason's health we came to Michigan early. We wanted to make sure that Clayton had a special day, and while he was disappointed that he wouldn't get a party with his friends he said "Well, we can just call it a cousin party instead." Ah, it's nice to have a child who can so easily go with the flow! This year has seen some big growth for Clayton. He is most proud of being able to ride in a booster seat, while we are happy to see his speech improving, to see him continue to love his brother and sister unfailingly, to want the best for others, and to see him grow in his understanding of God's love for him. We can't imagine life without him!
Who knew four years ago that Chris would be reliving his glory days celebrating Clayton's fourth birthday? Clayton has discovered a love for Transformers in the last six months or so, and it is a passion that he and Chris enjoy together. So, it was only natural that his birthday party should be themed Transformers. Sorry, it's been so long since I updated the blog I can't remember how to put pictures in any type of order! Below are a few highlights from his big day!

I just love this picture with Crew in the background covering his eyes as if he can't bear to watch!
Feeding the Autobots energon.
Opa and Ada

Show no mercy, Clayton!