Last week our boy turned four years old. That information alone can take my breath away at how fast he is growing - finding his own voice in the world and understanding and learning more and more. The conversations we have in a day are testament to this - the human skeleton, how the heart works, and what veins are for. There is also what "back it up" means in the song "I Like to Move It! by Will.i.am (of course we all know it was actually Reel 2 Real) which I obviously lied about.
Last year, we moved into our new house and the entry date pivoted on his birthday. We planned to have a birthday party as soon as we moved in but that didn't happen as we were delayed by two months. This year we put that plan into action and held two parties in one day - kids in the morning, and adults in the afternoon. My sister-in-law pulled out some unknown face painting talent which everyone seemed to benefit from...except me who had Boy Wonder paint it - there are no pictures of that thankfully.
A few days later it was Mrs K's turn and we had a far smaller gathering with family for breakfast before enjoying a day just the three of us. I posted on Instagram about the cake from The Sicilian Pastry Shop and it is worth a look. The fruit gateau is one of her favourites but it never made it to the gathering in one piece...it was so close though.