Tobias’ 8th Birthday…

Today, 8 years ago, this little guy entered our lives and life has never been the same again; it has never been better. Now don’t get me wrong, life hasn’t been a bed of roses; parenting is never a bed of roses but it is one of the most rewarding jobs ever… you just have to wait a fair while for the rewards to show up… hehheee πŸ˜‰

Wasn’t he the most adorable baby? πŸ˜€

So on Wednesday, 16th May 2012, he had a party with his friends at the Coop Restaurant in the neighbouring village. (For my not-in-Switzerland friends, Coop is one of the 2 big supermarket chains here.) Now the party costs actually included a cake – but it was a simple chocolate or fruit cake. Tobias wanted me to make the cake and this year he was happy with whatever i wanted to make. (Previous years requests can be seen here, hereΒ ,Β hereΒ and here.)

i made Cake-in-a-cone, something i have always wanted to try. These pictures show the progress after my experiments were done.

Clockwise from top left: Box prepared, Cake baked, Cones inserted into box, Final deco elements added.
Here’s the completed cake at the birthday party… i love the black and white checkered table πŸ˜‰

The party started with the children (we invited 9 kids but 1 didn’t show) having to decorate their animal masks.

Left to right: the kids decorating their masks, Tobias in his finished mask and in costume… he is wearing the costume of the restaurant’s children’s mascot… Jamadu.

Then a shooting game – guess what they are shooting… the “wild animals”… just kidding… πŸ˜‰

Left to right: Meet the “Wild Animals”, then the shooting the “Wild Animals” game… hehhehee… some of the kids were really quite good, they got quite near to the bulls-eye on the wall, which was their real target… πŸ˜‰

Next was Spin-the-bottle with a twist; when the bottle points at you, you go get your gift for the birthday boy πŸ™‚ i like.

Spin the bottle and Bring your gift… Presents!

After which, they got to decorate their very own little piece of carrot cake with icing and flowers and pigs and smarties. The kids went a little crazy as you can see below (and after i shot these pictures, the boys just drowned their cakes in icing!).

Decorating the carrot cake, see the overload of decorations!!

Finally it was time for the birthday song and birthday cake. My favourite shot.

The Group Shot! All of them have known each other for the last 3 years… started at Kindi together…

No, actually here is my favourite shot, taken today at home (a custom i started last year: to take a photo of the 3 of us, on the actual day of his birthday, at our dining table with a small cake).

Daddy, Son, Mummy… i love…

8 years have just flown by… i have watched him grow and learn and change, watched him take falls and pick himself up again, watched him progress through school, watched him make good friends and so much more… i wonder what the coming year for Tobias will hold…


7 Replies to “Tobias’ 8th Birthday…”

  1. Happy Birthday Tobias! What a fun birthday, and you did an amazing job on his birthday cake. I love it. And I also love the last tradition of a picture with the 3 of you on his b-day. I wish I had done that with my kids when they were little.


    1. Thanks Char! It was fun for the kids. i, as the parent, felt it could be better organised by the party leader from the restaurant. But that’s a small matter as long as the kids had fun. i only started the photo thing last year & thought it would be great to do this every year… watch the changes over the years & of cos how much i age over the years – hehheee πŸ˜‰


    1. Oh of cos!! hehheee… i don’t own the right to take photos of one’s family πŸ˜‰ nice to have you following πŸ˜‰ i just realised that i did not hit the follow button on your blog – will do so now πŸ˜‰


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