And just like that, he’s five. A five year old who embodies joy. Boundless joy. And oh, the sense of humour. This is a little boy who loves to tell jokes and make people laugh. Interestingly, the jokes range from potty humour to some quite witty quips that take us aback amidst our laughter. This kiddo truly brings light where he goes, and pours out love through his smiles, generosity, and cuddles. We are so honoured to share in his journey!
This past year he graduated from his balance bike to a pedal bike, learned how to count to a hundred (with some reminders), swam happily at lessons without mom or dad in the pool, had a blast at homeschool co-op, kayaked on a lake all by himself, got up close to a frame of honey bees, started seeds for the garden and cared for the plants, participated in his first bonspiel, started finger-knitting, ate puzzles for lunch, went to the symphony, camped in a tent, started playing cards…
In our home, there is just ONE special day each year to wear your birthday crown. After our pancake cake breakfast, Milo stitched on a 5th carefully selected button.
He requested a pancake cake for his birthday breakfast. We all approved.
It was thoroughly enjoyed. Don’t be fooled into thinking, though, that he is so messy and sticky because this cake was just so good. No. This is how he always eats. It usually requires a change of clothes! It’s a tactile, multi-sensory experience.
His presents, wrapped up and ready to colour before being torn apart. Milo is not the type to carefully unwrap a gift, unlike Cohen and Breann who would save it to reuse for a craft. You can see Milo peeking over a table on my computer screen – we play a slideshow of photos of the birthday child’s life and talk about all the memories that come up. It’s a really cherished tradition.
Big bro made some custom gear for a few of Milo’s favourite toys. A visor and fire extinguisher for Blackout, and toolkit stocked with tools for Avalanche were two of the set of three that he had worked on in secret for days before the birthday. Later in the day he also received some hand crafted pony bead creatures from Bre.
This past year…