He knows how to count, how to fend off attacks from larger humans such as siblings and cousins, ride a bike, play video and Wii games, build Lego mosaics, eat his vegetables (please refer to Olive Garden video for that one), paint pottery 15 different shades of green, and can name all the Spongebob, Phineas and Ferb, and Sonic and Mario Bros characters.
On a good day, after 8 hours of sleep, I can do some of that.
The party room was decorated with some sisterly artwork:
and a handmade Sonic cake from his Aunt Kathy:
Out back...the assembled cousins, siblings and friends were already making use of the trampoline and play set:
some paper masks were good for a laugh or two:
and everyone was awaiting the tri tip lunch!
except this one, who tried to make a getaway!
While awaiting lunch, there was some polite conversation:
and some random photography:
Finally, after food and drink were cleared, the annual pinata sacrifice could take place:
This year's victim was a rocket ship:
Once the pinatas innards were laid bare, the feeding frenzy for candy began. SOME PEOPLE SEEMED A LITTLE OLD TO BE PARTAKING IN THE KILL - I WON'T SAY WHO:
Enjoying the spoils of the kill:
The birthday boy was quite thrilled to get to the best part of the party:
The usual display of impatience:
Brief pause to show you the child's amazing eyelashes:
Here is a look that is hard to fake...adults try for years to bring back this type of reaction upon opening presents: