We celebrated both Matthew and Esme's birthdays at the Outer Banks last year, awaaaay back in September. We traveled on Esme's actual fourth birthday, then had her party at the beach house when the cousins arrived the following day. It was very a pink affair...
Matthew's birthday, at the end of the week, was a little less pink and a little more.... Angry Birds.
I see so much Don Nalle in this next one...
Oh, and speaking of Don Nalle, the K'Nex set we got Matthew was a serious bonding opportunity for Grandpop and his boys.
Mommy confessional: having made one birthday cake (cupcakes, actually) already that week, I was caked out when it came to Matthew's birthday. He wanted an Angry Birds cake to go along with his theme, and I just wasn't excited about making a gluten-free Angry Birds cake on our second-to-last day at the beach with our semi-outfitted beach house kitchen and my assortment of tools from home. So we put frosting on some banana bread, and I asked Matthew if it would be ok to take him out for ice cream and save the fancy cake for home.
He said yes.
Mommy confessional P.S.: I still haven't made the Angry Birds cake.