At age five I throw my kids a "friends" birthday party. They seem to really want one at that age, and are able to enjoy it. I'm sure there will be other years when they really want a party, but so far they've chosen a birthday "experience" for all other birthdays. We've done a trip to Thanksgiving Point, a Fall Foilage Train ride, a Blue Man Group performance, day trips to the seacoast and family trips to the movies.
This year Dogger wanted to stay at a hotel with a swimming pool.
He opened his gifts and had his cupcakes at the hotel too.
And now he is six!
I love this kid so much. He has an amazing brain. Did I tell you that at 5 years old he was able to formulate the idea that a black hole's gravity was so strong that light can't escape it? (The only reason I know that is I'm married to a physicist.)
This kid is going places.
He's also a mama's boy and probably my biggest fan. And who wouldn't love that?