By the time I finished nursing Selah, Schäfer was already out of bed sitting on the couch in the living room. Hubs and I sang him “Happy Birthday” as soon as we saw him. He bounced from side to side as we sang. He’s pure sunshine.
For his birthday breakfast, he wanted biscuits with jelly, but not just any jelly. He saw some raspberry/blueberry Ikea jelly in the pantry and wanted to open it.
Hubs took Schäfer to preschool while I got started on the Mickey Mouse birthday cupcakes. The cake was “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake and the icing is The Best Frosting I’ve Ever Had.
Off to preschool for the birthday celebration!
The kids were ready for morning snack when we arrived.
Happy Birthday Schäfer!
Zhang Bo Kang and You Hao Yu
Liu Wen Jun and Pu You Ran
Schäfer and Li Laoshi
After the party, Schäfer wanted to come home with us. We talked with Li Laoshi and she agreed since all they were doing was reviewing… and the two main teachers were out in the courtyard working on a dance. Huh?
On our way home from preschool, Schäfer asked, “Can I have a muffin with saucing?” Meaning, can I have another cupcake with icing? Too cute. Jen joined us for lunch so we blew out the candles again.
For the first time, the trick candles actually didn’t blow out.
It was awesome.
He loves to eat.
loves to eat.
Then, it was time for presents!
Thank you Nanamaw for the Hi Ho Cherry-o game!
Thank you Miss Jen for the special plate!
The birthday child gets 2 presents from Papa and Mommy on his/her birthday. The siblings get one small gift.
Schäfer was surprised to get a “Diesel 10″ train and a firetruck.
Schäfer’s wanted a firetruck for a long time.
Sianna & Selah received a book + musical cd on saying “please” and “thank you”.
The rest of the afternoon was spent like this.
Selah woke in a great mood after her nap. (Love this photo of her.)
Last year we took a family photo using the timer. We decided to give it a try this year:
This evening, Schäfer wanted to watch some Thomas episodes.
At 7:45pm, just about everyone was tired and ready for bed.
Happy 5th birthday Schäfer!