Today a boy turns five

a boy with a brow furrowed in concentration as he draws

a boy who engages in raucous sword fights

a boy who loves “cool stuff”, like super heroes and action figures

a boy who wonders about magic, wicked witches, fairies and dragons

a boy who’s not too old for cuddles and fairy bread.

Happy birthday Rex, my delightful, challenging, tender, noisy, beautiful boy.

We had a party on the weekend at a local park with kids galore, games, playing, eating, present opening and lots of shiny stuff.  And a cake shaped like a dragon, of course  (inspired by a google search and some like this).

[And the magnificent hobby-dragon (like a  hobby-horse only more magical) in the top photo was made by the lovely and talented Michelle]