We talked about our our love of Christmas pajamas briefly yesterday, but it is still one of my most favorite things about the holidays and especially on Christmas morning! Our husbands don’t participate, but the boys love it! When we saw these pink party pajamas with red feathers, we knew they would be the perfect festive pajamas for us girls. They are seriously so fun to wear and on sale right now! The fit is supposed to be somewhat “oversized” in the top, but we still took our normal sizes – just FYI!
Henry loves the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and he decided early on that was the kind of birthday party he wanted. He’s seen the original cartoons just a couple of times, but we think what actually got him hooked was the TMNT theme song! It’s really catchy and all three boys love singing and dancing to it. It was so much fun planning his birthday party and he loved every little thing. We had family, friends and a special appearance by his favorite Ninja Turtle – Michaelangelo. Everyone had so much fun and Henry had the very best time! Here are pictures and details from Henry’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Birthday Party:
When I first started planning Henry’s theme party, every TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle) item that I found was scary looking! I wanted it to be cute and more appropriate for a group of 4-year olds, so I reached out to Honey Bear Pages to create some artwork that we could use for invitations and party goods. We also did a party favor tags, stickers for the pizza boxes and a bar menu that all coordinated with the invitation and our theme. The birthday boy loved how they turned out and so did we!
In theme with the Ninja Turtles (their favorite food is pizza!), we had mini pizzas for the kids and pizza and salad for the adults. The mini pizza boxes for the kids were a huge hit! I ordered them from Amazon and then used custom stickers from Honey Bear Pages to put on the top.
We rented the white slide bounce house from Dallas Party and the kids loved it! The slide was so much fun and there was plenty of space for jumping, too.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle character “Michaelangelo” stopped by and he was a huge hit! The character rental company we used also supplied a DJ to play music and organize games for the kids. The kids all enjoyed dancing and playing games to win prizes.
The party cups, napkins and placemats are from Sequins & Lipstick. I love the logo she came up with- very on theme for a Ninja Turtles birthday party!
Lushra did the balloon garland on the bounce house and the on the marquee lights. They also did the custom decal for Henry that was applied on the bounce house.
Since we knew the character rental came with a DJ for music and games, we thought the Alpha Lit “Henry” marquee lights would be the perfect touch!
What the Boys Wore
What We Wore
Stia, Jean and Katherine
Our Henry is 4 and he is loving it. We’ve seen him grow up and reach a new level of maturity right before our very eyes. He is so much fun, always up for playing or cuddling, making us laugh and coming up with the best make believe games.
We celebrated him over the weekend with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle birthday party and he had the best time. I’ll share more next week with all the details from his party! Happy Birthday Henry – we love you SO much!
At Henry’s four year check up, he measured 75% for height (41.5 inches) and 50% for weight (35 pounds).
Henry continues to be very strong-willed and independent. He has really started to do everything on his own. He has the best sense of humor and is always making us laugh. He’s very competitive, loves babies and caring for his little brother. Henry looks up to William so much and wants to do whatever William is doing.
Henry has really started being interested in what he’s going to wear for the day and wants to put his own outfits together. He has very strong opinions about his wardrobe! He’s able to get himself fully dressed and loves the independence of doing so. He’s a mama’s boy and likes being at home just hanging out playing. His imagination is incredible and I love watching him busy at make believe and imaginary play. His vocabulary is amazing and expanding every day. We are always so surprised to hear the words that he uses to communicate!
He is so into music and we have a playlist just for him. He’s always singing and dancing in the car. That’s actually where his love for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came from – he heard the song and became obsessed!
His tastes haven’t changed much in a year! He still loves almond butter toast, yogurt, and spaghetti. He is becoming more adventorous in trying new foods and I love that about him! He either likes it or doesn’t and he knows fairly quickly! He loves helping me make smoothies in the mornings and is such a good helper in the kitchen too. He also has a very big sweet tooth 🙂
He and William share a room and they are both waking up fairly early, around 6:45, so William can get ready for school. We eat lunch around 12 and then bed at 7:30. Henry dropped his nap in January, so he goes to bed earlier now.
Henry is in his third year at pre-school. He’s going two times a week and he loves it. We did swim lessons at the beginning of the summer and he has become such a good swimmer- he never wants to get out of the water! He and William are currently taking a karate class together and having so much fun. He is starting to express interest in soccer, so we may get him on a team in the Spring.
Must-Have Items For Four Year-Olds
- Balance bike: He’s had this balance bike for awhile and he is really getting the hang of it! He’s about ready to move on to a pedal bike
- Scooter: His scooter is still his favorite – always trying to scooter anywhere/everywhere!
- Personalized stool: This stool is so helpful when Henry is helping me in the kitchen and also when washing hands/brushing teeth.
- Toys: Magnatiles, Paw Patrol Adventure City, Monster Trucks , Hot Wheels, Building, Play Doh/Sensory Kits anything involving a remote control car
- He lives in these shorts and polos – so soft and comfy and they look cute!