So, in an effort to not really go camping quite yet, or maybe ever (ha!), I planned a Camping Birthday Party for the celebration of his fourth year. Thanks to the internet, very little original thought has to go into parties anymore. I do enjoy the feeling of having a great idea and pulling it off; but I also enjoy a little help during this "season"--both of life and of Christmas. And, in our family, it's also birthday season. At least half of our family has a December birthday.
Spencer loved having everyone there. He was his usual, social little self, having all sorts of things to tell grandparents and friends. It's so fun that he's old enough to really know everyone now. He knew every person who walked in to the party, and he knew they were there for his special day. We missed our friends and relatives who couldn't be there, but thankfully, Spencer felt very celebrated and had a great time. Mission accomplished.
Mimi helped Evelyn and Spencer with the bug hunt. I don't think Benjamin needed any help.