Wow, Julius, you are one lucky kid! You had four birthdays in August… haha. Let me explain. Basically your birthday was celebrated on several different days (including your actual August 13th birthday, shown above). On your fourth birthday celebration, you said, “biday” which sounded a lot like the word “birthday” (which was my first word when I was your age).
Essentially, your first birthday was celebrated twice on one day: once with Carly (your very awesome nanny) and her two friends outdoor with cake and ice cream. And later with your dad in the living room with lots of yummy strawberry yogurt and a WHOLE DAY of Dora the Explorer (your favorite!)
Your second birthday involved a trip to the park with me and your father with pizza, paper plates, a blanket, and plenty of paper towels. We made sure to cut up the pieces nice and small and let you make a beautiful tomato colored mess! We sang and danced and chased each other all over the grass - laughing and basically being silly.
Your third birthday was a shopping spree at several baby stores where your dad and I showed you new potential toys and outfits and let your expressions determine whether or not we’d purchase them. We walked away with a whole cartful of new items that you absolutely LOVE! Including a brand new Spider-Man outfit that looks oh so cute on you! We followed up with a trip to Jiffy Treet Ice Cream shop. While at the shop, we let your expressions determine what flavor to get you. You eventually chose the blue ice cream. Yes, your tongue was blue afterwards… and so were your newly worn clothes. Yes, the wonders of having a washer and dryer.
Your fourth birthday involved a trip to Indianapolis with me and Kathleen (your other babysitter and very cool friend) to Chuck E Cheese! Unfortunately I don’t have pictures — BUT — I DO have video!! It’s going to take me a little while to upload it to the site since I have to combine several mini video clips into one big video so you see how fun it was! You played many games, rode several play vehicles that move backwards, forwards, up and down… and you ALSO ate pizza in your high chair while drinking milk from your sippy cup. You were SO happy! Even Kathleen said she heard you say the word “birthday”!
I hope you remember all four events as being a HUGE introduction to your very first trip around the sun