Somewhere in the chaos of the last few weeks, my baby boy turned four. I somehow threw together a Paw Patrol-themed 4th Birthday "Pawty" for my little man in the middle of hosting family for Christmas and taking my Series 7 and my little man loved it! Normally, I would have taken more care in preparing a themed table filled with healthy munchies, but I just didn't have the bandwidth this year. So store-bought decorations and "Pup-peroni" pizza, for the win!

Since Charlie is a winter birthday, we obviously couldn't throw him an outdoor party and our house just isn't big enough to host Chuck's large family, so I had the brilliant idea to ask a new and locally owned frozen yogurt shop if we could celebrate there. Papsy's Place was the cutest and coziest venue for our group and I'm so thankful that they opened up shop this past summer. They're the perfect addition to our little town's Main Street.

We sang "Happy Birthday" as soon as our guests arrived so the little ones could get right down to the good stuff- birthday cake and frozen yogurt! Once everyone was done loading up on sugar, the birthday boy opened his gifts and had a lot of fun being a fireman with his cousin Lucie and little brother. My boys are in a stage where they looove role playing and it's so stinkin' adorable!

The party was wrapped up within an hour and a half (Hallelujah!) and it was the perfect amount of time for celebrating with family and getting the kiddos home in time for a nap.

The day of his actual birthday, I asked Charlie his yearly birthday interview questions and thought I would include them here for posterity:

Favorite TV Show: Paw Patrol, Mighty Pups
Favorite pastime(s): "Play on the floor" and "play with toys"
Favorite color: Pink
Favorite toy: Paw Patrol trucks
Favorite food: Sausage and Pancake Sticks (basically a breakfast corn-dog from Aldi), fruit snacks
Favorite book: Go Dog Go
Favorite animal: "A T-Rex dinosaur"
Favorite sport: Gymnastics, disc golf
Favorite movie: He still loves the Despicable Me series

Nickname(s): Char, Char Bar
Best friend(s): Lucie
When I grow up, I want to be: "A fireman"
What I sleep with at night: His "cubes" (a sippy cup of ice water), his sock monkey, and a nightlight

I told my sister the other day that I think four is already my favorite age. I love that Charlie is getting better at listening to direction and loves to help Mommy and Daddy around the house. He continues to be fiercely independent, outrageously silly, and too smart for his own good. Although he has his naughty moments, for the most part he's a very sweet and nurturing older brother to Cros and truly loves his little bro. I adore watching them play together and I love just talking to my sweet little guy and hearing the funny things he comes up with.

I love you so much, Charlie Davis and I am so proud to be your Mama.

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