No longer a toddler- my kid turns 4!

A Well Crafted Kid turns four year old!

I should have admitted this to myself about a year and a half ago… evidently the toddler years end around age 2 1/2. I’ve been holding onto that term “toddler” because I am not quite ready to admit my little guy is growing up. I’m in love with each and every stage he has leaped right through. I’m happy he is growing up. It just seems so fast!

Four years ago today I was in labor waiting to meet my little man. This weekend we will be celebrating his 4th birthday. How does it all happen so quickly?

I’m of course in the midst of planning his 4th birthday party. Last year we did a simple pizza party with friends and family and I don’t think I even took any photos because I was just enjoying the day. This year, being his last birthday as an only-child, I wanted to do something to make it a little more special. I don’t believe parties have to be big or elaborate to be special, so it is still a small pizza party with friends and family. But, we are pulling out a few special items to help give him a few moments before little brother gets here and the attention gets shared.

This year we are doing a “rock n’ roll” themed party, because my kid is completely rock n’ roll. He loves music, clothes, the spot light, mohawks, and just “rocking out.” Our gift to him, which is larger than any gift we would normally give, is actually a double gift in a way that it is going to be our way of continually and intentionally connecting with him after baby brother arrives. He will be getting drum lessons from his drummer uncle and then my husband and I will take turns going out and practicing with him on his brand new set of drums. We will get half an hour to a full hour of one on one time with him and will get to learn something fun and new. We’ve seen him on a drum set before and know he loves them. I hope that he loves this gift!

Drums as Fourth Birthday Present

My kiddo is turning four... how did that happen so fast?


This little guy grew up on this blog and I thought I’d share some of my favorite posts dedicated to my Well Crafted Kid…


A Well Crafted Kid:


A Well Crafted Kid’s Birthday Parties:


And, because it is World Breastfeeding Week check out my series on breast feeding (both the ups and downs) that was published in 2012 and featured the experiences of several different moms!


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Jenni is a freelance writer and media assistant based in Portland, OR. A Well Crafted Party is a blog about all the little things to celebrate in life. Follow Jenni or A Well Crafted Party with BlogLovin, RSS feed, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest.
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    Wow, drums are a brave gift to give!!
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    I’m so interested to hear how the Rock and Roll party goes! My son turns 5 in October, and that is the age when I start doing “friend” parties and, well, throwing parties isn’t really my thing. I’ve had some of my daughter’s parties at other places where they take care of everything, with mixed results. Pump it Up was a disaster, but her ballet school was a hit. Sadly, I know my son won’t go for a ballet party, so I think I’m on my own with this one!
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    Whoa, nice gift! My husband is a drummer, so the thought of a kid bashing away doesn’t faze me at all, You can always put sound dampeners on if you need to. 😉
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    Congrats to you and your son. I think it’s great you are giving him drum lessons! Get that rhythm started in him early. He’ll love that!
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    What a special gift for your (not so) little guy! Nate really wants Caleb to want to be a drummer… I’m hoping for a piano player because drums are LOUD! 😉
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