Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Calvin's Birthday (6)

The birthday marathon has begun and Calvin is next in line after William. He chose the customary spaghetti and meatball dinner for his birthday meal.

Excited about his gifts.

He had requested anything that was construction vehicle related. Aunt Leslie picked out this sticker/activity pack for him.

Ever since Benjamin got his blue Star Wars light saber, Calvin thought he'd like to get a red one to play with Ben.

Benjamin made a gigantic mural/drawing for Calvin as his gift.

Enjoying the cards he got in the mail.

Something from Grammy and Papa.

It has a really neat firehouse box.

Oh yeah! Fireman boots. He was very surprised by this and thrilled to replace his old ones that are full of holes.

A nice letter and drawing from William.

William took a turn holding Elijah while I was snapping pictures of the gifts.

A tool kit of his own.

Some Matchbox dump trucks and an airplane.

Calvin's cake was decorated by his dad and brothers. They wanted to make a road/construction scene.

Here's a view from the other side. A very "busy" cake, but everyone had fun doing it and Calvin, of course, liked it a lot.

There was one more gift to open after the cake was served.

It's a play rug for Calvin to use his cars/trucks/airplane on.

It's big enough for everyone to play around it.
I think he was pleased. He still really like his vehicles. This should give him something new and fun to do with them this year. He is 5 no longer. Moving up and moving on to 6. Very exciting. Happy Birthday, Calvin.


Jennie and Julie said...

So MANY good pictures in this post! Those boots really did have a cool box didn't they? I didn't even guess that. I loved the cake, and thought it was very special for Calvin. Looks like they will have lots of fun with the new road rug. Happy Birthday again, Calvin! Love Gram

Luma said...

Julie, the kids are getting older, I can really see it in their faces. What a wonderful birthday, and that cake design gives me some ideas for Athan.

I love the rug, I've had my eye on it for a while, but thought that Athan was a bit young for it. He'll be 4 in September so we'll see, maybe sometime in the next couple of years. He's a HUGE car fan like his dad and has a pretty hefty collection for a 3 1/2 year old boy. Being the youngest after all the big girls he does tend to be a little more mature.