It was a dark and cold morning when Elliot and I rolled out of bed to celebrate Elliot’s 4th birthday. As usual there was a greeting card from his great grandma and grandpa and after that was opened and read he turned his attention towards the presents from his Canadian cousins. He was very happy about the remote control car from Owen and Kyle, and the gift certificates to the app store from both Kenzy, Logan, and Tessa were also a big hit. These days Elliot is playing a lot of Snail Bob on the Ipad so he couldn’t wait to get more levels. Every year since the kids were born I have been spending the entire day alone with them on their birthdays and this year was no exception. Shawn was in San Francisco and Sienna had been shipped off to spend some quality time with some of her Danish cousins, uncles and aunts. Elliot started out by having some of his favorite foods for breakfast which included; french fries, salami, hot dogs with ketchup and mayo, and apple juice. After breakfast he got dressed in his favorite shirt and then we got in the car and headed towards Tivoli. Elliot didn’t feel like trying a lot of rides, just one trip in the veteran cars and then he was ready do eat popcorn and just look around. After hanging out at Tivoli we drove to his favorite mall to eat burgers and to do a bit of shopping. We then stopped by Mormor and Bedstefar Carlos’ house to hang out for a bit and finally, we returned home to chill under the blankets and play some more Snail Bob. When Sienna returned the next day Elliot got to open more presents. He got some glowing markers and a cool flying disc which the kids played with for a long time. Sunday the 18th of November was also the day where Elliot was forced to say goodbye to his beloved pacifier(s) for good. It was a bit rough when he had to fall asleep, but the thought of his reward – a big box of Spiderman Flexi Trax – made him pull through without too many tears. Thanks to everyone in Canada for the nice presents (unfortunately the one from Farmor hasn’t arrived yet), and also a special thanks to Kenzy and Logan for their nice video greeting which made Elliot smile.