This weekend Eliot and Peter had a joint birthday party. They each invited friends from their classes. Four of Eliot's friends were able to attend, and four of Peter's friends were able to attend, so it actually worked out perfectly. It was so fun to watch the boys socializing with their little friends. Eliot was clearly in his element, surrounded by his friends.
Peter, though a little more shy, was equally delighted to see his friends. He had listed off, by name, all of the little friends he wanted to invite and greeted them each happily as they arrived.
Each boy had his own cake with candles to blow out.
The cakes were also topped with Mighty Machines.
Both boys had asked for a side-loader recycling truck.
Peter could hardly contain his excitement when he discovered that his birthday wish had come true.
Both boys were gracious hosts and I was very proud of them for making their friends feel welcomed and thanking them for the gifts they brought.
This was also the weekend of the all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at Riveredge Nature Center.
The boys ate their fill (though considerably less than the one hundred they had been talking about eating on the drive out there) and a little bit of rain could hardly dampen the fun we had.
Later, while hanging out in the nature center they came across a ladybug (or ladybird, as they would have said back in Oz) and Eliot very gently carried it outside and set it free. They are both sweet, clever, feisty little boys, and we are so proud of them.
Happy Birthday Eliot and Peter!!