If you recall, birthdays have been tough for Jack. When he turned 4, I was sure I had a great day planned for him. But it wasn't so, by the time we got to his birthday dinner we were hardly on speaking terms. Then last year his birthday was on Saturday and we spent all day getting ready for his family party. Forcing him into his clothes was a very traumatic experience and set him up for a very unhappy birthday party. Remember this, he spent the whole time under my chair.
This year he asked for 2 girls from school to come home for his birthday lunch. I was a little worried about the dynamics of the 2 girls and 2 boys, but they were great. Aside from the absolute crazy, excited running around yelling, all was good. Then on his actual birthday we spent time as a family of 5. No big party, no set agenda, just time to be together with Jack.
He said this was "The best day ever". Makes my heart melt.
Jack, Grace, & Eleanor
His presents: a mouse and a grabber.
Jack's birthday breakfast: Monkey Bread
His morning present: a fleece
Soft like his blanket, but unlike his blanket, he can wear it!
Um, no kiss please.
Boom Noodle for calamari and soup
Chocolate-chocolate cupcakes, some with vanilla frosting because mom hates chocolate
Micah defending Jack while he opens his presents.
Must keep the baby away.
The brownie says it all.