5 years ago...
...and yesterday...when Sean turned 6.
Eddie declared that Sean would be King for a Day...this is how the day went for King Sean.
He woke up to find his present right outside his room. He loved this at first, but later declared the telescope (which is so bloody hard to use) was boring cos there wasn't much to see.
Last year, Sean didn't get a home-made cake cos our stuff hadn't arrived yet (we had just moved to Moscow). This time, he insisted on not just cupcakes for his school friends but also a chocolate cake like the one I baked for Brian's birthday last year and the one the boys helped bake for Eddie last week.
Unfortunately, I was running low on icing sugar, only enough for the cupcake frosting. Found a recipe which didn't require icing sugar but it turned out runny, and that is my excuse for the sucky-looking word piping here. Didn't plan to pipe the word "Sixth" here but cream dripped off and the only letter I could make from that blob was 'x'. I also didn't have the right piping tube cos I had absent-mindedly thrown the tube away with the piping bag after decorating Eddie's cake last week.
Sean loved the cake though. We all tucked into the rich cake (I ate the most as usual and continued eating this cake through the day...no discipline!) after taking some pics.
Sean's birthday wish was to have more oranges (?!)...he loves oranges and eats at least 1, usually 2, a day.
He spent the day watching tv, playing Lego, getting all-day tortoise talk from his korkor (Brian's birthday present to him) and Eddie took him downstairs to the playground while I cooked his favourite dinner, ie, baked chicken wings and chicken nuggets. He declared it the best dinner ever! haha, so easy to please.
After dinner, we mucked around with the telescope and had a good look at the moon (not that easy to locate with the telescope, trust me!, move a bit and it's gone from the viewing lens); the half-moon was all yellowish-red last night and quite pretty.
King Sean was then given a choice of watching any movie he wants or a bubble bath. He chose the latter.
Since he was still King, I didn't scream (that much) at them when I found the floor all wet later on. Huge hugs and goodnight kisses in bed for the birthday boy as I told him his birthday will be over when he wakes up and I can start caning him again; the boys giggled when I said that.
Happy 6th Birthday, sweetie pie! You may be all of 6 now, but to mummy, you're still my little baby boy! LOVE YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!! You're my sweetest, cutest, most darling baby boy in the world, Kiss kiss!