Having Dylan's birthday party at the nature sanctuary yesterday was genius!
The weather was gorgeous.
The naturalist was hilarious. Look at that owl's foot! The kids were loving it. Seriously, if this guy weren't a naturalist, he could make a living as a children's entertainer. He was that good.
The kids all got to dissect owl pellets (or, as they are more popularly known, owl puke) and discovered all sorts of interesting stuff. Tiny little skeletons and things like that!
Then we went for a little nature hike. We saw birds and bugs and looked at all the trees budding and the flowers coming up. We went down to the lake to feed the geese and the ducks. It was so much fun.
One duck was especially cooperative and came right up onto the railing to eat out of the kids' hands.
...and the yummy cupcake nests I made (complete with Cadbury's Mini-eggs!yum!)
After our hike, we came back to the nature house for snacks, cake and presents. The theme of the party was "The Magic School Bus Flies from Its Nest" (one of Dylan's favourite books), hence the school buses
I wonder what he wished for? I wish the year that lays ahead is a wonderful one for him, just as perfect as his birthday party was. I hope he will be happy, curious, engaged, amused, and surrounded by family and friends all year long. I can't believe he's going to be 5. I remember 5. It's a big year.
Tomorrow is Dylan's last day of being 4. We're going to the beach (in the rain) to celebrate. And we're making a three dimensional school-bus-shaped cake (not. even. kidding) for the big day on Tuesday. Spring break week is going to be a whole lot of (mostly birthday-related) fun!
More soon, mes amies. Am off to bed now. Hope your weekend was as much fun as ours was!