I am trying not to set the bar too high lol, so that all the kids will have the same experience for their birthdays. I will see how that goes as I think that age does make a bit of a difference - we will definitely see.
We always have our celebrations/activities in the AM, because most of the kids are awake, and at 10 o'clock in the morning, what can really go wrong?! This time however, the b-day boy who is now in preschool, arrived at lunchtime, so we delayed celebrations 'til PM snack.
Our friend is not a fan of cake, and I hadn't gotten my gluten-free self together yet, so I was quite happy actually that chocolate pudding was a great and welcomed b-day treat. I thought about putting a candle, but I don't know if I will use candles at all, as some of the kids might get scared.
We read the funny book Pie in the Sky by Bruce Balan. The kids loved this one (it was a bit long though). For some reason, after we read Pie in the Sky, they wanted more stories; so we ended up reading 3 more books.
It was a good day.
I have quite a few pics, but I would have to literally block out all the faces, so I am adding the ones that I didn't have to do too much editing on...