Five times around the sun

We recently celebrated Dino Boy’s 5th birthday
He woke up full of excitement, wondering what his special day might bring!
After cuddles in bed, we went to find his presents on the kitchen table
which he excitedly opened, before making the Lego he received with his dad
Then it was off to his nana’s for the day, while his dad and I went to work
That night we enjoyed a quiet family celebration, with a simple mama made birthday cake
 His birthday celebrations continued when he was next at school
With his Waldorf preschool teacher sharing his birthday story
…and presenting him with his crown & candles

Then come the weekend, and a birthday party with friends
In the backyard they played and enjoyed fresh fruit and popcorn

Before the wonderful treasure island birthday cake that his dad made!
It even had treasure buried in it {mini m&m’s}
Then his little guests headed home with their goodie bags {minus the lollies!}

Happy memories,
Kelly
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17 Comments

  • Reply Kim Corrigan-Oliver October 14, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Happy birthday to your little man!!! We will be enjoying five times around the sun with our little man in the next few weeks…it goes by way too fast!

    Happy birthing day to you too Kelly.

  • Reply The Monko October 16, 2013 at 8:32 am

    I love the title of your post, I’m gonna have to share that with Goblin, he’d love the idea that he’s been 4 times round the sun – he’s really into the solar system at the moment. Happy birthday Dino Boy, glad he had a lovely extended birthday, and what great cakes.

  • Reply Jackie(My Little Bookcase) October 16, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    That is incredibly sweet that Dino’s teacher gave him a crown and candles.

    Clever Daddy too. My bro makes my nephew’s birthday cakes

  • Reply katef October 16, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Happy birthday to your gorgeous boy!
    I love that bunting and what a cool treasure island cake!

  • Reply Kate Gribble October 16, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Happy Birthday D 🙂 5 wow sounds like a lovely day. And I do love how Waldorf talks about birthdays in terms of our journey around the sun.

  • Reply Simone Allers October 16, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Happy Birthday 😀
    I’m curious what you put in the goodie bags?

  • Reply Danya atDanyaBanya October 16, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Aww, happy birthday to your little man.

  • Reply Deborah Alter-Rasche October 17, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Happy Birthday to your little man. What a lovely celebration for him. Maddie isn’t far off her 5th birthday either. They’re getting so old! 🙂

  • Reply Kate Grono October 19, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Gorgeous Dinosaur cake by Dad! Love that you kept it simple and had lolly-free goodie bags 🙂

  • Reply Elise Ellerman October 19, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Happy birthday to your gorgeous boy! What a lovely surprise it must have been to discover the “treasure” in the wonderful treasure island birthday cake. Such special traditions to celebrate your son. Elise @ Creative Play Central

  • Reply Rachel Brown October 19, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Oh I love these photos <3 Happy birthday little guy! Thank you for sharing some of the magic of his day 🙂

  • Reply Jodie Clarke October 20, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    What a beautiful week of celebration and smiles! Dad is so clever with the cakes he makes, love the idea of finding the m&m treasure! Magical to receive his little crown and candles…thanks for sharing with us Kell x

  • Reply Chelsea October 20, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    I just love this post. I have always been so inspired by the Waldorf traditions for birthdays, they are so beautiful!

  • Reply pauline@lessonslearntjournal.com October 21, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Happy birthday! I love how you’ve described it as five times around the sun. That’s such a great way to explain years to my kids. Looks like Dino Boy had a great day 🙂 xoxo P

  • Reply Kate Lloyd October 21, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Wow! I can’t believe he is 5 already. I’m sure he had a wonderful day. Great post as always.

  • Reply Bekka Joy October 21, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Beautiful of course!!

  • Reply RedTedArt October 24, 2013 at 2:52 am

    Awww looks like a lovely party! Happy Birthday!

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