i decorated the breakfast table to surprise cody on his birthday. we had some of the cousins spending the night and so i made popeye pancakes with candles. (...a tradition around here some people call them dutch babies...or german pancakes.) he was ECSATiC to find the green light saber on the table. he has been asking for it for MONTHS!! all about star wars around here.
....then to the water park for a "real kid" party with pizza and cupcakes. we always end up having family parties due to his birthday being so close to the 4th of july. this year he requested: "a party with real kids", so we invited his class and cousins and neighborhood friends... i think every kid should have at least one kid party with real kids and not just siblings ;) ... i remember mine. i was six and i got a cabbage patch baby.