It was Ezra’s Birthday! He’s a big 5 years old now.
I asked him the other day if there was anything he’d like to do for his birthday. He replied “umm make a cake, party decorations…. and masks”. How sweet and doable is that?!
So we started the day making felt masks, because you have to be able to wear them all day, especially on your birthday!
No birthday is complete without a bowl of chocolate (right?) for dipping strawberries to top the birthday cake, of course. And pretzels, and maybe a few fingers, so no chocolate goes to waste. Chefs Ezra and Ishi assisted mixing up the chocolate birthday cake between fielding birthday phone calls and preparing Ezra’s requested birthday dinner: roasted chicken, rice pilaf, veggies and applesauce.
The day was rounded out with homeschooling, setting up the birthday decor and racing their wind up robots.
I, and several other relatives/friends who sew, put together the birthday banner years ago when Noah was maybe 3 or so. Each letter is about 8×11. I did the first P in happy and the last Y in day. We’ve been using it every birthday ever since.
Finally, it was time for a candle lit birthday dinner. Ezra choose his birthday to light the beeswax candle he made when we dipped candles earlier this year. It burnt down very quickly and led to wax “experiments” which would have gone on all night if not for the….
Between all three brothers the guitar has barely been put down. Ishi is super cute and sings “my guitar, my guitar” while he strums.
And, of course, there’s Molly. I know, all her photos show her sleeping. It just happens that when she is not in my arms (or in the wrap) and I have the camera out she’s sleeping. Maybe that’s not such a coincidence after all…