On 27 September 2008, Ian celebrated his fifth birthday.
The celebration began on the Friday before the actual date. At school he treated his classmates to donuts and chocolate milk. His teachers, Ms. Allison and Ms. Gail, managed to stick a lit candle in Ian’s donut.
Saturday was the actual birthday and we elected to take a relatively low-key approach. Ian invited three of his best buds to meet at Chuck E. Cheese’s. And so Penelope, Haven, and Marko assembled at that anarchic locale that is C. E. Cheese’s. The parents suffered through the din, but the kids had a great time.
But we didn’t go for the birthday package provided by Mr. Cheese, because we figured we could get better cake from Mary’s Cakes and Pastries. And we did (see above)!
Ian received some swell presents from generous friends and family (and has written about half of his thank-you notes). Many pictures were taken–too many for Blog Ian. You’ll have to browse over to
to see them!
Sorry for the loooong URL, but this is not a fully public online album.