Since five is a big deal, you know, we did a lot of celebrating, and there are a corresponding number of pictures in this post.
First, we made a cake. He requested chocolate cake (we did cupcakes) with chocolate frosting. Smart boy.
He will dutifully show you five fingers, but he prefers to actual form a “5” with his hands if given the choice.
I really think Miriam was even more excited about his presents than he was.
Most presents received an excited “hooray!” and a round of applause from her.
James also requested a family walk after opening presents. We were dogsitting my parents’ dog – a favorite of the family – Kaya, so she came with us.
James, after many requests, got his own doll for his birthday. After a few vetoed names, he became Jonathan.
Miriam has Dahlia, the doll she appropriated from Sophia, in her fabulous baby carrier.
Coming back to our house at dusk. I love that big oak tree over our house.
We also made a tent to read in before the thunderstorms were due to arrive the next day.
Sweet Masha holding her mama’s hand.
James had so much “help” with his candles we had to light them three times to give him a shot at them 🙂
Later, we were invaded by what we could only guess were gypsies coming to steal the baby.
Happy birthday, sweetest of little boys! Five years with you has been better than I ever could have asked for.