Friday, March 22nd was a BIG day!!!! My baby, Crockett Christopher, turned 4 years old! We had been waiting for this day for quite some time and he was SO excited it was finally here! We started our morning with our tradition of DONUTS from Aunt Mon, Braidy and Quinny. She brought chocolate with sprinkles, just like the birthday boy likes and we sang and blew out candles. Then it was off to school. We took cookies from Sugarbaker's that he picked out special for his friends. After school was out, LuLu kept the little boys while Mon and I took Braidy and Crockett to see THE CROODS. We saw it in 3D, and I must say it was SO cute! Both boys loved it! After the movie, we hung out at our house until Daddy got home and then we went to LuLu and Papaw's house for birthday dinner. We all had hamburgers and hot dogs and baked beans. LuLu made the baked beans because Crockett (the picky eater that he is) ate them, and liked them, at Mon and Ryan's house the other day. We tried to get him to try refried beans after that, but he told LuLu that he only liked the "oval ones". So, she cooked the baked beans, and after he ate two, he said he wanted to save the rest for "tomorrow", which means he doesn't like them after all :) Silly boy! After we ate, the boys all played while we waited for Rachel and John to get there. They came in from Dallas for a visit and to celebrate with us! YAY! We were all so excited to see them! As soon as they came, it meant Crockett could open his gifts, which he had been waiting for. Chris and I got him a big boy backpack, which he was not very excited about, but has since worn it all day long; Aunt Mon, Uncle Ryan, John, Braidy and Quinny got him new boots that he has worn ever since and tells me constantly that they are AWESOME!!!, LuLu and Papaw got him soccer goals, which he keeps wanting to set up, but the weather hasn't really been very nice yet, but he definitely needs the practice :) and Rachy got him is very own, personalized Pirate book, that has a permanent place in the new backpack. As soon as he got done, he told us he wanted some more presents to open. He really loved his gifts and had such a great time. We ended the birthday night with brownie and ice cream. We all sang Happy Birthday and blew out candles (Again :) He was exhausted, but had a really great, special day.
The past 4 years have been the most fun, challenging, educational, special years of our lives. You have made our lives so full of love and joy. You have become such a smart, polite, friendly, imaginitive, one-of-a-kind, tender-hearted little boy. You are constantly making us laugh. You brighten up any day with your hugs, kisses and i love you's. You have so many wonderful moments and milestones ahead of you and your daddy and I will always be your biggest cheerleaders. We are so honored that God chose us to be your mommy and daddy. We love you to the moon and back.