It's so nice to celebrate birthdays with family and grandparents. Having a birthday just after Christmas has obvious disadvantages. But the nice thing is that more often than not, we're with extended family. B and I gave our eight year old a much coveted greenstone necklace.
Nana and Grandpa gave him a wonderful gift. A set of real tools (and a tool kit) and an old printer to dismantle, an excellent eight year old pressie.
Nana and Grandpa threw him a lovely party. DaddyB made sticky BBQ ribs (his favourite) and there was a very colourful cake made by the birthday boy.
He decorated the cake just how he wanted it. A sponge cake with whipped coconut cream and strawberries. Pretty much the same as the one we'd had in Auckland. He got to light his own candles too. I love how much the boys can do for themselves these days. It really is a great stage right now.
Happy birthday gorgeous boy.