and now we are six

Elliot turned six today. Unlike last year’s all day party, this year the party started in the afternoon after we got home from school. We had family friends over for dinner as well as his Gramma, Auntie and Uncle. His meal choice was spaghetti and meatballs and he was pretty happy about the big meatballs I made.

The cake was a rocket ship, and it turned out pretty awesome, if I do say so myself. I’ve really been enjoying making the cakes for the kids’ birthdays. Although Amy’s might be interesting…she wants a cake shaped like a cup (?!). And no, she does not mean a cake shaped like a cupcake.

For gifts Elliot got Lego, Playmobil, a couple of puzzles, some clothing and three chapter books. He spent most of the afternoon/evening building the Lego, with a couple of breaks for eating and Playmobil.

I’m planning to do another post with some thoughts about my six-year-old boy, but I’ll end this post by saying how proud I am of my daughter. She was a trooper all day, telling people it was her brother’s birthday, calling him the birthday boy, handing him presents without once asking to open one, hardly playing with any of his new toys, and generally being a sweetheart despite all the attention her brother was getting. It was lovely to see.