Double digits. Somehow this tiny baby is now 10 years old. I don't know how it happened but this picture does seem like a really long time ago. He was such a chubby baby.
This year, he decided he didn't want a party but instead he wanted to have a friend sleep over. He still hasn't decided which one though so that's still sort of hanging out there. It was sort of nice and peaceful not to have to deal with planning a party.
We usually go out to dinner on a birthday and we let him pick where to go. His favorite spot is the Lobster Shack at Two Lights in Cape Elizabeth. We went there last year for his birthday and we went there again this year.
The funny thing is, when we eat there, we never order seafood. We always have hot dogs and hamburgers. Its quiet there in May because the tourists haven't taken over yet.
Afterwards, we went down to the beach to look for shells and sea glass. Declan used some driftwood to try out surfing. This ended with soaked shoes.
He and Tim always climb down onto the rock ledges and scare me to death.
After we ate, we went home to unwrap some presents. Its was a Lego's birthday again this year. He is very easy to buy for.
This is Taco's first experience with Declan's birthday and he made sure he was in the middle of everything so he didn't miss anything.
Finally, we had some cake. Declan chose a yellow cake with bright blue frosting and he even helped me make it. My candles are a little wonky but I think that's because there are too many of them. The frosting turned our lips and teeth blue but it was worth it.