The Captain, on the other hand, seems SO big! All of a sudden, all his size 5s look too small and I had to order enough clothes to get him through the cold season. Grandma gave him some birthday money so he will get to pick out some clothes and maybe a toy. It seems they have so many toys.
I got up this morning and The Blitz said, "Hey, that's a birthday cake!" (Imagine that with a Brooklyn-ish accent. We don't know where his inner New Yorker comes from!) I said, "Yes, guess whose birthday it is?"
The Captain jumped up and yelled, "It's my birthday, mom? Really? I'm 5 now?" This is huge for him. SO much talking. Anyway, here's a peek at the big day so far:
I ordered pizza, everyone's favorite. Then we waited for the cake.
One of us was not a gracious waiter.
This "Dandy Lion" cake was baked and decorated by Pepper. It's a "Cut-Out" cake from the original antique books I got from Mom. We had cut-out cakes when we were kids and my kids have had them too. I better make a copy of those books and store them in a safe place!
Then he blew all the candles out on the first try. He wished for a bat. He didn't know not to tell!
Finally, trying out the bat. (Sorry for the fuzzy video; not sure why it is like that!)
Thanks, Daddy, for coming home on your lunch hour. It's really hard to wait all day when you are only 5!