Having a December birthday is kind of tricky, isn't it? It's important to me that Nathan's birthday celebration is distinctive from what we are doing to celebrate Jesus' birthday, but this month has been pretty spread out with a variety of activities!
As I was planning for Eric's parents' recent visit, I realized it would be fun to schedule Nathan's party during that time so they could be involved. We had his little party at the local fire station. There were three firefighters there, and they did a great job with the kids. We started out by hearing a fire safety message and watching one of the fireman dress in all of his gear. Then the kids split into two groups and toured two different fire trucks. It was really neat because the kids could explore and sit in them. Then it was time for Nathan's fire truck cake. Last week, Nathan celebrated his birthday at preschool by bringing ice cream cone cupcakes and fire safety coloring books for each of the kids. And Sunday, I took him to his first movie in the theatre--a free showing of this take on the classic children's book.Finally, on Nathan's actual birthday =), we served breakfast in bed, as is our family tradition. He chose donuts and his latest obsession, a clementine! (He asked for chicken nuggets for lunch, and pancakes for supper--plenty of carbs all around!)We also plan to have a little cake and celebration in CO with my side of the family. Quite a happy birthday for that kiddo! Thanks to all who left sweet comments yesterday, too.