Happy birthday, sweet boy!
I cannot believe you are six today. I feel like we just got used to you being five.
You have long limbs now, and broad little boy knees, and suddenly all these extra freckles.
But you still have the same smile, the same hedgehog hair, the same big eyes, the same gentle spirit.
And of course, the same sense of humour:
You had a really nice birthday this year. Your best 6th birthday ever, you said. Well, except for the fact that you're sick, so maybe the second or third best 6th birthday ever instead.
First things first, you woke up in a room full of balloons. That was pretty cool. From our room, we heard "What the -- balloons?? OH YEAH, IT"S MY BIRTHDAY!!" and then you came into our bed to wake up fully and open your presents.
A lovely bus and money (very exciting for you: "PAPER MONEY!!!") from Aunty Claire and Uncle Corin, and a Transformer (always a winner) from Uncle Tim and Aunty Tracy.
And then you also got some books and a nerf gun from me and Daddy, although honestly that was a Big Win for you because I hadn't actually intended to buy you a nerf gun until you were at least forty.
Then, because it was a school day, you went to school and enjoyed hanging out with your friends. At lunch time, they gathered in a Compliments Circle for you and told you all sorts of lovely things, like you are kind, and smart, and funny, and a good friend. You also got your feet stuck in the back of a chair recently, which apparently was and is still very hilarious. Every time one of your classmates said something nice, you smiled and thanked them by name, and I almost exploded with pride and joy and love for you, you adorable and dear and sweet little man you.
You also brought in a book to donate to the classroom library, and you chose to bring in National Geographic for Kids: Weird Facts Vol 2 (you kept Vol 1 at home because it's your favourite):
Then it was time for spider and pirate ring cupcakes for all (not pictured, since of optimum importance was making sure everyone got the flavour they wanted and also did not spread the icing into all regions of the classroom/playground).
After school, we took you on a secret surprise adventure, which started with outdoor pepperoni pizza:
And water fountains and cake and gelato:
And then a 3D movie:
We watched Kubo and the Two Strings, and while you loved it, Luke found it a little too scary at times and needed several mid-movie cuddles.
(but we all made it out with dry eyes. Phew!)
And then it was time for a night drive back home, complete with LED finger lights.
A pretty perfect birthday I'd say, sniffly nose and all.
Love you babycakes!
BUT I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE YOU'RE SIX.