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 😉
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, here , here 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.
The party started with the children (we invited 9 kids but 1 didn’t show) having to decorate their animal masks.
Then a shooting game – guess what they are shooting… the “wild animals”… just kidding… 😉
Next was Spin-the-bottle with a twist; when the bottle points at you, you go get your gift for the birthday boy 🙂 i like.
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!).
Finally it was time for the birthday song and birthday cake. My favourite shot.
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).
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…”
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.
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 😉
Yay! I can follow you now! Love the picture idea. . .can I steal it?
Oh of cos!! hehheee… i don’t own the right to take photos of one’s family 😉 nice to have you following 😉 i just realised that i did not hit the follow button on your blog – will do so now 😉
Wow! Happy Birthday Tobias! What a superb birthday celebration!