I say "birthed" because, really, it was my birth-day (I gave birth to him) and his birthed-day (he was birthed). Right? Anyways. . .
It was a great little birthday for our newest 7 year-old. He loved it in all of its simplicity. He kept asking me, "Why are birthdays so great?" "Why are birthdays the best days of the year?" Etc. How cute is that?
Here are some of the highlights:
Miles walking thru the traditional crepe-paper doorway. He even told me the night before, when describing his morning: "I will walk thru the crepe-paper. . . "
Checking out the gifts before breakfast. He was so excited about everything he couldn't finish his cereal (a very, very, very rare occurence - as in, it has maybe happened one other time in his 7 years of life). Ben had made some delicious cinnamon rolls as a special birthday breakfast treat. He did eat most of that.
Miles and his sardines! We all shared a tin at dinner-time. Miles, Ben, and Emmy (!!!) ate the most. Then Jonas and me. :)
The birthday cake. I got the idea and basic instructions here. I was totally pleased with how it turned out. It was my first time working with fondant. Fun! The whale and tail are made and formed with rice krispie treat. Then covered in a little bit of "normal" frosting. Then the fondant.
Watching Cars. I think out of the past 4 or so birthdays Miles has watched it all but one of those birthdays. I finally found one on ebay and bought it. Such a great movie.
He loved all his birthday gifts. His favorite, as he will tell ya, is this. We don't have the tadpole yet, but he carries around the little "tank" everywhere. We keep telling him not to since it's a flimsy plastic thing, but he's just so excited about. The next 3-4 weeks until the tadpole comes might be the longest of his life. . .
All in all, it was a pretty awesome birthday for a very awesome boy.
p.s. Some of the ugh-i-ness of my life has already started dissipating. Ain't that great.