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?"