Monday, October 15, 2012

He’s Four!

This past Friday, Silas turned four years old.  I simply don’t know where the time has gone.  It seems like just yesterday, we were preparing for and celebrating Silas’ first birthday.  He is growing and changing in so many ways, but I am most excited to witness his growth in the Lord.  He has such a sweet spirit, and I look forward to the way God will use him for His glory. 

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The past couple of years, we have had a few local friends over to celebrate Silas’ birthday; however, this year we decided to keep it smaller since Saylor is still adjusting to her new environment.  Mammaw and Great Aunt Darlene were able to stop by for lunch the Sunday before his actual birthday for an early celebration,and he was SO excited even though his face doesn’t reflect it in this picture!

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One excited little boy that is ready for cake!

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We let him pick out his own cake this year.  We knew he would pick chocolate for the flavor, but he was also excited about these rescue vehicles on top of his cake.  I think he liked playing with them just as much as the presents he got!

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He loved being sung to, and he was excited to blow out his candles this year!

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Troy and I have realized that Silas is never more quiet than when he is eating chocolate cake.  It is truly one of his favorite foods as you can see from the picture!

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Here he is opening his first present!

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Displaying the Tee Ball set from Mammaw.

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He had repeatedly been asking Troy and I for a football glove like his cousin Ross has(he stayed with his Ross while we were in Ethiopia), but we figured out he meant a baseball glove!

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He has been sleeping on a pillow pet for the past couple of years, but it has lost it’s ‘fluff’.  He has been requesting a new pillow pet, and he was thrilled when he got one!

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We are always looking for new outdoor toys for Silas because he loves to play outdoors, and we prefer him to have a lot of outdoor time as well.  We were thrilled when a friend said that she had a power tractor that her son no longer plays with.  She gave us the tractor and all we had to buy was a new battery.  It was a win-win because she wanted to get it out of her garage, and we knew Silas would love it! He is getting ready to uncover it in the above picture.

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Here he is taking it for a test run.  He has been zooming all around our yard and even to the neighbor’s yard a couple of times since he got it.

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On his birthday night, he chose(again) to celebrate at Red Robin restaurant.

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Here is a picture of me with my precious four year old boy!

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I think this is the main reason he chose Red Robin!  He loves the free sundaes you get on your birthday:)  He didn’t mess around when it came to finishing his!

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I’ll finish with this one.  This is a picture today from Silas’ 4 year well check up.  He chose daddy to take him and this is their crazy picture!  Silas is perfectly healthy, and he is now at the 52 percentile for weight and 44 percentile for height! We are so grateful for his good health.

Silas, words cannot express how much daddy and I love you.  Even though you are growing and changing daily, our unconditional love for you will not.  We are so proud of you, and we thank God every day that He gave us the awesome privilege to be your parents! We look forward to making many, many more memories with you.  We love you to the moon and back!

1 comment:

Matt B. said...

Happy Birthday Silas! I'm sure he loves cruising around the yard on his tractor. Our boys have a Gator like that and they love driving it around.