Monday, July 20, 2015

Nolan’s Fourth Birthday

For Nolan’s birthday, we celebrated a week early in order to do it while we were at home.  The kids got to borrow some adjustable roller skates while we were on deputation, and they seemed to like it.  There is a new-ish roller skating rink at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Pier 6.  I’ve been wanting to go there anyway, so we gave both Elaine and Nolan some skates and took them skating.  Elaine did better than Nolan.  He got tired of falling on his bum, and took the skates off, but then eventually he put them back on.  (Poor guy is a klutz like Mommy).  Grandma outfitted them with new helmets, too. 

It was a lovely evening to walk by the East River and view the city.  The kids were on and off the rink, and we even let the twins have a go.  Nehemiah is a natural athlete and did fantastic, even skating without the support bar!

20150625_132907401_iOSA tradition from Ben’s side – you get to pick out a cereal (the “junkier” the better).  He looks really happy here, huh?!?

Nolan's Fourth Birthday Presents
My Four Monkeys

Nolan's Fourth Birthday Presents
Presents!  Before the activity this time, since we needed the skates to go to the rink!

Nolan's Fourth Birthday Presents
Helmet from Grandma Godby

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Elaine’s card for Nolan.  The boys are bald because they got buzz cuts.  I guess Liberty is the second one – with the read beard, er – hair!

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Mr. Potato Head from Elaine.  This was the only thing on his birthday list.  She made the sister-of-the-year list!

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Puzzle from Grandma Hamilton

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There are the skates!

Roller Skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6
Elaine and Nehemiah

Roller Skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6

Roller Skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6
He is one cool dude, definitely from Brooklyn!  The hat is always backwards, and the glasses (or “eyes” as he calls them) are the first thing he asks for in the morning!

Roller Skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6
Libs.  She had more trouble than Nehemiah!

Roller Skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6
Elaine tried to help…

Roller Skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6
…but they aren’t quite ready for a train yet!

Roller Skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6
Birthday boy,

Roller Skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6
and his sis!

Roller Skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6
Fall one!

Roller Skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6
Fall two!  (And they just kept coming)

Roller Skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6
Mommy and kiddos (all FIVE of them!)

Roller Skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6
Brooklyn Bridge and NYC in the background

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City boy, my first Brooklyn Baby

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Spider Cake
He asked for a spider cake.  I’m no cake decorator (the frosting is too messy), but I thought I could put eyes and legs on Oreos!

Spider Cake

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Eating his Spider Cake.  This is the “cheese” smile I get most of the time!

Nolan ~ 4 Years Old

I actually got to take these at the beginning of the month, but for 2.5 weeks of our deputation travels we had no internet and only sporadic cell signal, so posting was out of the question!

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Nolan is a master pouter.  I see this look too often!

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But when he smiles, he is irresistible!

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(Same pic, B&W)

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“I’m four now!”  (Excuse Elaine in the background!)