His day...was sweet. simple. The morning filled with fresh baked lemon zucchini muffins and a few gifts. The afternoon held a small little "woodland" party for him. Since his sister and brother had gnome and faerie parties years back it seemed only right that my five year old have a woodland animal gathering. He loves animals. Loves being outside. My child who seems so at home in nature and is a master grasshopper catcher.
The couple of friends he invited to his party were quiet and oh-so-agreeable. They were happy to sew little capes and don acorn caps for their dolls. Play games. Eat snacks, especially the squirrel snack of nuts and berries. They adored the cupcakes and were found outside in the yard playing when their parents came to fetch them. It may have been one of the simplest parties we've given.
They went home with a bulb to plant and a wee bear and notebook. All were happy.
My birthday boy spent time at the park biking his next favorite thing to do after catching grasshoppers. We ended the evening with a delicious-daddy-made cake with chocolate mushrooms. A good day.
Now my boy is five and it seems as though it were just the other day he was bundled up in my arms. Oh how time does keep moving.