Monday, September 10, 2012

Harper's Fourth Birthday

Below are some photos from Harper's birthday party a few weeks ago. I love the contrast between Harper and Norah's parties. It is very fitting that Norah's party had a bazillion guests, while Harper's party was small and quiet with only a few family members in attendance.

We went to the new City Creek mall in SLC so we could check out the new Disney Store. Of course, he picked out a toy from Cars 2. The Disney Store only made me want to take the kids to Disneyland. I could live there, I tell you. Harper is saying now that he wants to go to Disneyland. I told him we want to go too, and that the four of us will go together someday... but Norah has to break out of the hospital first. He isn't too thrilled about waiting. Gotta love the (lack of) patience of a four year old. The photo left is of Harper checking out the fountain at the mall. The new mall was pretty, but not necessarily anything to write home about. Although, I suppose that's exactly what I'm doing by writing this. ;)

Norah may be the saddest crier ever. To all the parents out there that wished their child had a mute button, let me tell you: soundless cries are far, far, far worse than the loud ones. I hate it when she inconsolably cries. Her entire body heaves heavy sobs, she covers her face, and huge tears rush from her eyes. And there isn't a single sound. Jeez, it breaks my heart. Just like all siblings, Norah was grumpy on the day of her brother's birthday party. Maybe she knew we were off to have fun without her. It is the second year in a row that Norah has missed her brother's party. Let's hope we don't have to repeat it a third year in a row.

Harper wanted a Super Mario cake for his birthday. Of course, I couldn't find one so had to make one. The hat was the most basic idea for a novice like myself, and it suited him perfectly. The strawberry buttercream was amazing.

He tried to pretend like the Happy Birthday song was NOT happening. He just turned his head away from everyone and hoped we would all go away. At least he didn't throw a fit.

He loved blowing out the candles. If all goes well, we'll probably have to do this outside next year since flame + oxygen don't play nice together. 

Everyone loved his new Angry Birds game! We were so glad he didn't get many toys this year. He has WAY too many.

Donkey Kong Jenga is super awesome!

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