So I know Henry's birthday was a month ago (today!), but I wanted to post a few pictures from his birthday party for posterity. My sister, Eileen, bought Henry a Super Why cake. Seeing as Henry's in to anything having to do with superheroes - this cake fit the bill. Note, the cape and mask? Also, the brown hair and blue eyes? It's a Super Hero Henry chocolate birthday cake. As far as Henry is concerned, there is no better word combination in the history of the English language.
We had a small party with family before more than thirty 4th of July guests descended upon the house for a fiesta on the lake.
I love this sequence of shots with Elizabeth ... she really loves her little brother.
(Especially when he has a huge cake in front of him.)
My wish is that I am Super Man!
No, Iron Man!
No, the Hulk!
No, Captain America!
No, Thor! I wish to be THOR!
Behold ... The Presents.
Lots of presents...
Did someone say presents?!
WE LOVE PRESENTS!
(Especially when they're given to a little brother who is sure to share them with his big brother.)
(I don't know - does William look excited, or is it just me?)
Henry's expression of stunned disbelief...
William's desire to rip the paper off, as fast as possible...
And then inspect whatever it is that his brother has received, before his brother has a chance to see what it is that he's received.
Could it be, COULD IT BE?
Is it really Thor's Hammer?
Indeed, it was. And thankfully, it was made of soft plastic because it was thrown all over the house and yard for the next week. A month later, Thor's Hammer is tucked in Henry's closet. He hasn't played with it much since the novelty has worn off. For that matter, he hasn't really played with any of the toys that he received for his birthday. But he plays with his brother and sisters ... every day.
While presents are certainly fun to open, there's no question, the best gift that these children have are each other. We're so blessed.