Big day in the fam today - Elias turned four...
Alisa baked the cake yesterday. Elias helped out.
There was some frosting-induced euphoria.
This morning they decorated the cake. Elias had picked this cake out of a book that's here in the housesit.
He was well pleased with how it turned out. (It's a horse.)
Then we went to the playground. Elias and his mates had a play, I grilled some snags on the barbie, and then we all ate the cake.
Then we went to the aquatic center. Elias was over the moon.
We wore out the water slide.
I love the way he goes in with one hand pinching his nose and the other hand over his mouth.
Elias is really comfortable swimming under water - he might even be snorkelling the next time we're in the tropics.
And then, shortly after this pic was taken, everything took a sudden change for the worse... an everday bathroom break went very horribly awry. I'll spare you the details, but suffice it to say that the neat rashie that he's wearing in these pictures is no more. I had thought events like that were well behind us... at least he made it out of the pool!
We recovered our equanimity and enjoyed the rest of the day.