Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday!!

Monday Sept 19th marked Sebastian's 5th Birthday.  It seems like such a cliche but it really is amazing how quickly the past five years have flown.  As I wrote on Facebook...
It's amazing how quickly time passes.... 5 years ago today I was privileged with becoming a mom to a wonderful, loving, creative, energetic, curious, intelligent, silly and adventurous little boy (to name just a few qualities!). Happy 5th Birthday Sebastian!!
This year we tried to keep things a little more low key than in the past.  In the past we've had birthday parties in the park but each year the weather just hasn't seen to cooperate.  Our last birthday party in Toronto was a Sportball party, which was really great, but we were hoping to go back to basics with this one. 

So the festivities started on Saturday when we had a few of Sebastian's closer friends over for a birthday party.  We decided to have a "marsh" theme and along with having a marsh themed cake I made a scavenger hunt for the kids to do at the marsh and all the children painted a ceramic frog.   Although we didn't do the scavenger hunt as the kids were too busy playing, which is actually a great thing that they didn't have to be kept too occupied, we had a lot of fun. It was a wonderful afternoon spent with friends and Sebastian really enjoyed himself.

The birthday cake that I made, including the chocolate bugs.  First time using fondant.
Another view of the cake
The scavenger hunt that we didn't get around to doing
The ceramic frogs that the kids painted.
The following day, Sunday, we drove to Paris where Sebastian celebrated his birthday with his Grandad.  I know of a few people who  talk about disliking having to share their birthday with others, but for Sebastian I think it's very special that he is able to share his birthday with a man that is 81 years his senior.  We all know that there will come a time when Grandad will not not be with us to celebrate his birthday and I'm so thankful that Sebastian has these special memories of being "Birthday Buddies" with his Great-Grandfather.

Sebastian's birthday buddy.  Happy 86th Birthday Grandad!

Make a wish!
And as Monday was Sebastian's actual birthday his Grandma and Grandpa came for a visit to help us celebrate followed by a birthday dinner with his Nonee and Papa.

Our "actual" 5 year old playing "Animal Upon Animal" with Grandpa on his birthday
And as much as I'm saddened that five years have come and gone and that there is no longer any "baby" left in Sebastian, he will always be my baby.  I am so thankful that we were given this opportunity to be parents to Sebastian and that he is such a caring and sensitive little boy.  It truly is amazing watching him develop and grow and I'm so thankful that we are here to take this journey with him.

Happy 5th Birthday Sebastian.
We love you to the moon and back.... (x10!)

1 comment:

Geoffrey Wiseman said...

Amazing that it's been that long.

The cake looks impressive!