Oliver’s Turtle Birthday!

Processed with VSCOcam with s4 presetOliver turned FOUR this week!  When he woke up he was surprised with balloons and streamers and a birthday sign.  I told him, “You’re four today!” And he said, “I AM!?”

“Are my eyes still brown?”

oliver's 4th birthdayoliver's 4th birthday-002Beau made pancakes with strawberries and whipped cream! Yumm.20140502-142349.jpgOliver has been asking for a turtle cake for at least six months.  Every so often he’ll say, “I’m going to have a turtle cake for my birthday!” He’s been so excited.  We went online to look at different kinds and he very specifically wanted a sea turtle. oliver's 4th birthday-003He helped me decorate it. His favorite thing lately has been watching Jamie Oliver and helping me cook. This was such a special treat!

DSC05248-001 Then we went to the Japanese Garden because they have lots and lots of turtles, and Oliver loves it there! DSC05285It was a perfect day for it because it was nice and hot and the turtles all came out to sun themselves.  Finn skipped school, and Beau took some time off work so we could all go together. oliver's 4th birthday-005It was absolutely beautiful and everyone was happy.  Magic!   oliver's 4th birthday-001DSC05287-001DSC05286-001 Then we went to the village to play with the turtle and frogs water fountain and out to dinner with my family at Din Tai Fung. I’m so sad I didn’t get a picture with the whole family! I was in Mama mode because Beau was getting his sailing rating at the last minute and I was shoveling dumplings into the boys mouths and helping them learn how to use chop sticks! My new favorite drink is a ginger lime drop.  Oh heaven!  oliver's 4th birthday-004We all came back to our house for presents, turtle cake, and a campfire in the garden.   Oliver requested that there were no kids at his party, only family, because he is such a shy little guy.  (At Finn’s birthday party full of kids he got pale with extroversion). But even without other kids Oliver had loads of presents to open! My parents and Lucy and Kris were SO generous. (And so was Nana, but she was in Cincinnati so Oliver opened her presents a couple weeks ago :)DSC05316DSC05319

My big present for Oliver was a shell backpack. These pics are from this morning. Oh my little love! He brings me so much joy.shell backpack

3 thoughts on “Oliver’s Turtle Birthday!

  1. oh how sweet! When reading this, Shepherd looked over my shoulder and screamed, “TURTLE COOL!!” when he saw the cake :) Happy birthday, Oliver!

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