Alex had been looking forward to his birthday since Edison's birthday in March. Throughout the day he kept asking us, "Is it still my birthday?" Yes, Alex. Still. When he woke up, we let him open the presents from us. We got him some books and a model car. He also got a cool "monster car" from his Warnick cousins.
Sam took the day off for Alex's birthday and we went to Minot. Alex really wanted to get to the zoo. We left home an hour later than we were planning. So we decided to switch around the schedule and do shopping, lunch, and the movie before the zoo.
After a trip to Hobby Lobby to get some decorations for Alex's birthday party, we went to Ebeneezer's for lunch. I am so happy we happened upon this place in January. Target is no longer my destination in Minot. I dream of Ebeneezer's.
Alex did not want to eat anything during lunch. He was resting his head on the table. Then, during the 10 minute drive to the movie theater, he fell asleep. He had a fever and was not in a celebratory mood.
He perked up once we got to the movie. We saw Turbo in 3D. I don't like 3D movies at all but the boys loved the movie.
After the movie, we went to the zoo. As we walked in at 4:30pm, we saw a sign that said they would be closing at 5pm instead of 8pm for a private event. I was furious. I went up to the desk and asked if we could walk around for 30 minutes and they said yes, but it would still be full price. I was so annoyed because there was nothing about the closure on their website and the zoo was the only thing Alex asked to do on his birthday. But I am
cheap frugal awesome, so we left without going in. Oh well. Hopefully we will make it there sometime soon.
Instead of going to the zoo, we walked around the Minot Riverwalk. It was really pretty and the boys enjoyed playing on a few playgrounds.
Next, we went to play on a putting green at a golf course. Edison and Declan fell asleep in the car so Sam and Alex played and I got out for a few minutes to watch. Alex and I were swarmed by mosquitoes and Sam was not.
Alex wanted waffles for his birthday. I thought we would be back in Williston by then but the schedule got kind of messed up so we went to Denny's instead. Then we drove back to Williston, and got home at 10:30pm.
The boys were really tired the next day. Alex took a five hour nap and Edison took a four hour nap.
When he finally woke up, he got a package from Grandpa and Grandma Merkley. Alex was so excited that it was still his birthday!
He also got a fancy shirt from Aunt Emily. Every time I see it I think he spilled on himself.
Sam and Alex built the model car that he got for his birthday. It is pretty durable so they get to play with it, too.
He also got his requested waffles! Happy 4th birthday to my little dude!