Monday, March 11, 2013

Happy Birthday, Noah!

Noah took a cake to school Friday to celebrate his birthday there, and then we had some friends over Sunday for lunch to have his party. He chose a red fire truck cake for both parties. Pretty sure he already had that one already another year, but he couldn't be persuaded to branch out, not even with the colors.

This was the "fun" part of preparing Noah's birthday... fortunately our friend was able to come help Frédéric finish putting it together as there is an art to centering the trampoline, and one that we couldn't master between the two of us. (Frédéric says I'm just not strong enough. Hmph.)

The only things Noah specifically asked for were a "tractor with a shovel on the front and the back":

and a "watch like Daddy's." I found that at the market.... bad idea, it turns out, since the battery died about three hours after he put it on the first time. So now we have to find a new battery for it already. So much for saving money by buying it at the market.

The Monnoyeurs got him some cushion covers we can stuff and add to his collection - Noah loves to sleep with pillows, stuffed animals and blankets all over.

He knew he was getting a trampoline, so I'm not sure if that look is surprise or he's just happy. He loves it, and amazingly, the seven kids were all able to take turns pretty well during the party. Can't say as much for Noah and Benjamin now that the other kids are gone, unfortunately.

We told him the trampoline was from us, our neighbors, and my parents. He wanted to know if Grandma & Grandad came over here to buy it for him.

After everyone left, I asked him if he liked all his presents.

He said, "Yes, Mommy... how many months until I am 6?"


Top-of-the-Arch said...

A very, very Happy Birthday to Noah and many, many more years of blessings. (I sure miss the curly hair). Hello to Benjamin.
Thanks for sharing the photos and all the clever comments from both kids.

Thanks for your kind comment - I am sorry for not writing often.
Best regards,

Top-of-the-Arch said...

A Blessed Easter to you and your family. Trust all is well and look forward to reading more about Benjamin and Noah latest achievement ;>)