My youngest child turned 5 last Tuesday. This was his year to have a family party. He wanted a pirate cake, and since I paid way too much for the last one from the store, I decided to do my own. He also wanted some candy fish and turtles. It was a little cluttered, but I have learned not to sweat about these things. It wouldn't make it in a magazine, but it tasted good and he loved it. I put a treasure chest in the cake with a clue in it saying where to find one of his gifts. There is a red X on the cake, along with some pirates, showing him where to dig--that is why he is holding a spoon and ready to go.
He had to lick the cake off the treasure chest before opening it.
One of his gifts was a spotting scope. Of course, he had to try it out.
He had been asking for a watch for a long time. I am sure he will be telling time in a few days.
Joseph received a lego set; I think Samuel was helping him snap something together.
Lydia reads her card and explains her gift.
Julianna reads her card to him.
She also made him a pillow with a puppy in the pocket.
When you ask him how old he is now, he makes this crazy face and gives you a high five.
He is a big boy now. We were going for a walk a few days ago, and I said "Whee" when he went down a hill. He said, "Mom, you don't need to say 'whee' anymore, I am a big boy now." I laughed, but it made me a little sad.