on the fifth. The night before we lay in his bed to tell and listen to our birth story. I imagine this story will be told so many years in a row that eventually he’ll be telling it to me.
Little A requested an all day all night party with all his favorite people and so it was. Immediately upon waking he ran to his birthday table where he lit his candle while we flipped through his baby book and read his birthday letter. Downstairs at the breakfast table he set up and admired his birthday ring. He loves this as do i.
Outside he discovered a “little fort” and went running for it. Grandma P rocks! and seemingly whipped this little teepee up in no time compared to the length of time i pondered and procrastinated the pattern. Now the 2 of them have a new fort for all seasons, inside or out. The walking blocks were a huge hit and the birthday pants plenty long enough. Whew.
Friends and family joined us for the afternoon and evening of hide & seek, music making, magic, balloon fun, sweets and eats.
i’m so impressed with the magician that Auntie and Uncle james hired. i admit i was stressed that it might be too big of a rah rah show for the low key birthday i aim for (and usually fail at) but this guy was so good meeting us half way between family magic and corporate strolling magic. Little A has already invited him to his 6th birthday party. The balloons were brilliant ( i mean check out the clock) and i think we were all impressed with the magic.
I don’t want to ramble on too much about the cake since i’ve complained enough about it’s process already(including a 4 hour power outage on the trial run amongst other challenges to a first time cake baker) but i do want to thank everyone who listened and gave me moral support and i’m sorry for all of my cursing. It’s too soon to say i’d do it again but while putting it together, the little one squealed in excitement about it being the best looking cake ever so i’m happy he was happy (and full up on just a little piece with reduced amounts of sugar of course – i couldn’t help myself) .
a little later the party continued…Countless times balloons were pumped, let soar, lost, retrieved. Kids were ecstatic, perhaps sugared up some, the porch full while Alistair & Sandra kept us all fed with real food and duck which i didn’t eat but hear was delicious.
Thanks to everyone who made Little A’s Golden Birthday golden. You’re awesome!
The day following was a satisfying rainy, stay inside, pj, play with new gifts, watch new little bear movie, eat leftover chocolate and organize photos kind of a day. Before bed the little one asked, “so does the world just go on and on?” i’m giddy with excitement for more of these 5 year old ponderings.