You might’ve seen on Facebook that Burke chose his birthday itinerary- Lamar’s donuts for breakfast, meatball lunch at Ikea (even funnier- he wanted to play in Smaland, so we spent part of Burke’s Big Day wandering around Ikea without Burke- haha!), and this local Native American Eatery called Tocabe for dinner (he loves their funnel-cake-esque frybread). I love it that the whole day revolved around food (I plan special days for Adam with similar attention to the menu).
A few of my favorite things about Burke at 4-
*He definitely knows more about dinosaurs (and insects, and arachnids, and cylopods [that’s what centipedes are- and, yes, I had to google that to be sure I was writing the correct word]) than I do. Smartiepants.
*He is such an encourager. Burke often tells me, “Good job running mom,” after we trek around the park, or “Good job driving!” as we trek across town. He also tells Piper Jane how beautiful she is every time she comes out of her room in a dress (aka- every day). Melts my heart.
*He cannot carry a tune, but that doesn’t stop him from belting out songs at the very top of his lungs. His three favorite song are Kari Jobe’s City on a Hill, Jason Gray’s Who I Am To You and Britt Nichol’s All This Time (oh, and he loves Shakira’s Waka Waka song from the World Cup!). He knows all of the words. Seriously, it is the cutest thing ever.
Bake a batch of cupcakes (we tried this homemade confetti cupcake recipe by Sweet Tooth)
Are the years going similarly quickly for y’all? How can four years go by so quickly?