Getting ready to blow out the candle while everyone sings to him.
This past Saturday we celebrated John-Heath's birthday. He turned the big FIVE. He actually turned 5 on the 10th. June 10th. He knows this date well. You can ask him anything you want about his age and his answer is most usually given as "June 10th".
I had thought about celebrating this milestone with some of his little pre-school buddies. However, I decided that I would wait until his 6th one to do that. This would be our last little "family only" celebration.
The guest list included the usual - everyone in my immediate family and everyone in John's immediate family. John served up his wonderful bbq. It was, as usual, deeelish. And, of course, after dinner and presents and cake John took the kids on the traditional family hike on some trails he had cut through the farm.
Heading out on the hike. Weston and Dylan take along the Nerf shotguns in case they run in to any wild animals. John-Heath took something more important than that...a Diet Coke.
As for presents, well he got several new Thomas the Tank Engine wooden pieces, including Cranky the Crane, a Buzz Lightyear Lego Set, and some books. But I think the gift he has enjoyed the most is the Slip and Slide my sister got him. He has received sooo much enjoyment from that. Although Sissy was a little disappointed in it's size. She thought it looked much bigger in the picture on the box. Tim pointed out that the price they paid for it should probably have been an indication of its size. Nonetheless, it is fantastic and he has had a ball on it.