I cannot believe our little guy turned five. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, it's the natural progression, but I wasn't quite ready. It's no secret that the baby/toddler years kicked my butt. It wasn't the most enjoyable time of my life. But, four was pretty sweet. Fortunately, five looks to be fun, too.
Now that Finn is five, I don't get to pick the birthday party theme anymore. No more camping-themed parties, Finn wanted Angry Birds. I embraced the challenge.
Finn has specific desires. For breakfast he requested extra sugar in his pancakes (I added a couple chocolate chips). He didn't want any singing (he hung up on Mogie when she tried to sing Happy Birthday over the phone). And he wanted to bring the Angry Birds computer game to life (H built a giant sling shot).
I googled "Angry Birds cupcakes" and came up with these cute cupcakes.
Henry bought Angry Birds tattoos and we plastered the kids in them. They were a huge hit.
Then I found this piñata online. I probably should have given myself more time, but no one seemed to notice the paint was a little damp when we launched it. I wanted to fill it with those tin foil-covered chocolate eggs that are sold around Easter. Eggs coming out of a bird, cute, right? Those are impossible to find in a small Montana town in August.
The kids had a blast knocking down the pigs' fortress with the big slingshot, running around, and being crazy. I still got in my eco-message by making everyone bring their own reusable cups, and serving cupcakes, watermelon, goldfish, and beer (no plates or forks).
Happy birthday to my favorite five-year-old. I can't wait to see how this year unfolds.
Thanks to Hannah for some of these photos!
And a little video action from Henry to really get the feel of things. [video:youtube:vZ4wMWvFcyc]