Whew!  It's been a whirlwind of a month with two birthdays! The weekend after Aldo's party, we celebrated Eliel's birthday with family.  Of course, Eliel chose a space themed birthday party and we even had a special guest, 'Teddy' (see above), from preschool.  Plus all his grandparents came and even Auntie Katie, Uncle Brian and cousin Jacob were able to make it.  It was also unbelievably warm (almost 70 degrees) so we even got to play outside with some of Eliel's new toys which included a big wheel and plastic bat.  Eliel was so excited that everyone came to his birthday party, especially after Aldo had such a big day.  He looks like such a big boy, sometimes it's hard to believe that I have a four year old.
On his actual birthday, Eliel attended preschool and brought a special snack of orange fruit cups for all of his friends.  Then, Daddy surprised him by picking him up from school and bringing him to one of his favorite restaurants in town that serves sushi.  Eliel absolutely loves California rolls and will eat as much or more than I can.  At the restaurant, Mommy and Aldo were waiting for him along with Grandma Diane and Papa Paul.  He was very surprised and was talking a mile a minute until he stated stuffing his face with sushi rolls.  That night, Eliel celebrated again with a dinner of mac and cheese and birthday presents.  Aldo gave him some more space stuff like clothes and an astronaut puzzle while Mommy and Daddy got him a fort building set.  We currently have an igloo built in his room using the fort building blocks!
The following day, Eliel was treated to an 'E' day with Papa Dave and Gram Joann.  They took him to a space museum and out to lunch at Pilot Pete's.  After all the celebrating, E was exhausted!  It took him a few days to recover.  :)

After all the festivities were over, it was time to see the doctor for our annual check up.  Eliel weighed in at 31.5 pounds which is the 13th percentile for his age and 39.5 inches tall which is the 33rd percentile.  He's perfectly healthy and growing just as he should. He needed to get one vaccine and while he was fine just before the shot, he melted down for a while afterwards.  It's hard to be too mad at him though because when I was a kid, I was deathly afraid of shots as well.  An extra piece of birthday cake and a construction movie on Netflix seemed to make it feel better though.

Can't believe this little guy is 4 already!  So  many fun things are in store for him this year!