Monday, 11 March 2013

K is 5

As usual nowadays I am very behind in posting here, but last Tuesday K turned 5. He was so excited at the prospect of his birthday, and the little party we'd planned for a few of his classmates. I was surprised at how much he remembered from his birthday last year when we started talking about what he'd like to do this year.

The day started with crown-wearing and present-opening...

... and then moved on to birthday pancakes and a phone call from Gran and Grandad.

Then after kindergarten came the best part, the party! 5 of his classmates came, plus all their mothers and a couple of baby siblings. Here's the birthday boy eagerly awaiting his guests by the front door:

We kept things very simple at the party: a few party games, birthday cake and a bit of running around in the garden since the weather was lovely. Simple as it was, it was probably more than most of them expected and I think everyone had fun.

I may need to rethink the pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey blindfold for future use, since 4 of the 6 tails were stuck in exactly the right place...They also played pass-the-parcel and musical statues, all new to everyone except K.

Months ago, K told me that he wanted the same train birthday cake as last year. It's a bit of a fuss to decorate, but I'm glad that he liked it so much. And of course, it does tend to impress the audience ;-)

After K's guests had left we all headed out for a nabe dinner with H's parents, and before bed there was even a bit of time for star-gazing. Lots of K's favourite things all squeezed into one busy day! Once again, his friends and family proved how well they know him in their kind gift selection - Lego, toy cars, Roald Dahl books, space-themed things, puzzles, maps and more.

Finally, a little collection of photos from March 5th, from 2008 to 2013. Hasn't he grown?

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