Chase brought a couple of his trains with him so Nicholas and Cade thought it more fun to play with them than be on the playground.
DoYeon and her sister watching intently.
Cake time. And notice most of the kids did wear the hats and used the noise makers too. So fun.
Blowing out the candles. Joshua had to get in to help.
Diving into the presents. I was trying to read who they were from first, but that didn't really work. He got some cool gifts from all his friends. Very generous.
Kids enjoying cake and juice.
Chase, Cade, Joshua, Barrett, Belle and Brooklyn in the background
Michael T, Nicholas, DoYeon's sister, DoYeon
Matt generously "volunteered" to hold the pull-string pinata for us. Much better than using a bat that's for sure.
Kids diving in for the candy.
Joshua hiding his stash.
Retreating to a safe zone to eat candy in secret. So funny.
Everyone had a great time and the weather held up nicely for us. It was also fun to see Nicholas and DoYeon interact together outside of school. She is usually so quiet when I see her at school. His teachers always tell me how they play together and Nicholas helps her with her English probably since he talks so much, imagine that. They say he is so patient with her when he doesn't understand what she is saying. The other day they drew pictures of cookies for each other. Of course he never really talks about her to us, but her mom said that DoYeon always says how much she likes Nicholas. They chased each other around the playground with Nicholas saying, "I'm going to get you." It was so funny to watch. He now asks about kids speaking different languages and things like that. I am glad his classroom is diverse enough for him to have these questions and that all his friends are so wonderful. They all had a great time playing with each other and the adults were able to converse too which was nice. Overall, another birthday success. Happy 4th Birthday Nicholas!