Paula and I took Drew & Kayla to their first concert ever at the Scottrade Center tonight... Black Eyed Peas! It was a fantastic show but the special effects really made it amazing. How will other concerts ever compare for these two later in life?
Drew saw Fergie for the first time ever... his initial reaction? "Wow... she's hot!"
My baby bugger turned 4 years old today... he's not a baby anymore! (But he's still super cute.)
To celebrate, I took a vacation day and the entire family headed to Six Flags -- it was Ben's first time and I wanted to experience it. (I've never been with Drew as he and Brad have always gone while I'm at work. Cue the little tiny violins...)
Good thing we picked a day to visit when it was ONE HUNDRED AND FOUR DEGREES. Geez, it was hot!
The Scooby Doo Swamp was a big hit with Ben:
The Mystery Machine!
On top of Colossus:
We met some friends:
And rode a few roller coasters (no pictures... our new iPhone 4s were safely stored away in a locker for the coaster rides.)
Ben's big request was for a souvenir, specifically a SuperMan cape. We let him try for a chance to win one:
And look what he walked away with:
After enduring the heat of the day trudging across the theme park's black asphalt walkways, we headed home around 4 to celebrate Ben's birthday at home.
The birthday cake:
Blowing out the candles:
Celebrating with Granny Annie:
Ben was the recipient of lots of fun gifts:
(The bumblebee is a pillow pet that Drew picked out for him... and I was surprised by how much Ben loved it!)
His favorite was his new spark scooter which caused some fighting between the boys.
I think he had a really good birthday... I know I enjoyed it. It's crazy that he is four years old and will be heading to kindergarten in a little over a year. As much as I want him to be my baby forever, I love watching how much he's grown and what he can accomplish all by himself each day.
Happy Birthday, Benny Boo... cheers to another amazing year!
Brad has been waiting all summer for the heat to break long enough for a camping trip with the boys. After waiting long enough, he was determined to go with them last night despite the pending weather forecast for severe thunderstorms.
This brave guy not only took both Drew and Ben on the trip... but also Kayla. Her first camping trip EVER.
It did thunder and storm and lightening all night long.
(And as you would imagine, not much sleep to be had with three kids who are scared of thunder when they are safely tucked in bed in their bedrooms with walls.)
But they had a really good time and a GREAT memory.