Making the Birthday Rounds


High Five’s ice cream cone “cake”.

This past Tuesday our youngest Five turned four! From biking around the walls of Lucca to taking a spin on a carousel, it was a day that kept us spinning right round from start to finish.


Nothing says Happy Birthday like a proper Birthday Couch.


High Five takes his balloon play very seriously 🙂

High Five was charged with planning his special day from start to finish, and he had plenty of adventure in store for us. The first activity, though, was not on his list, but it was a huge hit. When he woke up and came out into the living room, he was welcomed by a sea of blue balloons. Of course, no one was shy about giving them all a good bouncing.


Riding in style along the wall.


After two spins around, the Younger Fives were still wanting more!

After some morning play, we headed out on our bikes. Even the best bike-with-training-wheel riders deserve a break every now and then, so High Five used one of his birthday wishes to have Five Spice pedal him around the city. He had plenty of memorable stops planned for us, including a visit to a toy store, a few spins on the carousel, and some rubber ball bouncing in an empty plaza.


Reading through Nana Five’s homemade card.


Four candles out, on the first try 🙂

Upon returning home, we turned to the important matters opening cards and singing happy birthday. Five of Hearts believes you don’t actually reach your new age until you blow out your candles, so the tension in the room dissipated once High Five blew them all out on the first try. Then, for a final birthday request, High Five treated us all to a viewing of Mr. Peabody and Sherman.

We are so proud of the big boy that High Five is becoming. His smile and sense of humor are a gift to us all, and we can’t wait to see the person he has grown to become the next time his birthday comes around 🙂




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