Benjamin's will be 5 years old in a few more days, but as we've done most years, we celebrated his birthday early again this year so we could have family and friends around to celebrate with us in the U.S.
After suggesting many ideas of what he wanted for his birthday cake (steam shovel, tractor, shark, truck, car, castle with princesses, and dinosaur, among others), Benjamin finally settled on a car. A pink car, with pink flowers. Which he later decided to make a blue car, with a pink flower.
His wish was our in-house baker's command, so here is what he got:
We had a great day with family and friends, some of whom we hadn't seen for years and years.
As has also been tradition in the past few years, we follow up Benjamin's birthday party with an early family Christmas.
That all made for a lot of excitement the day before our trip back home.