celebrating seven

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

A few weeks ago, we celebrated Alexander's seventh birthday. It was a day of all Alexander's favourite things. We started the day with singing and presents in bed. This year, books were a big hit, especially books about animals, including an encyclopedia and a bird watching book, and Lego Star Wars. We followed up with a breakfast of freshly baked bread rolls and scrambled eggs, then set up the wii for the first time since we got here. Alexander was so happy! We played wii party and mario kart, and it was so much fun. Christian drove down to the post office to see if there was anything waiting for us, and there was! Two packages arrived from Denmark with gifts for Alexander (and my birthday), and the three Amazon packages we'd been waiting on. Talk about good timing!
The weather was fantastic, sunny and hot, so we headed outside and filled up the "swimming pool". It was the first time we got to use it, as the rainy season has meant the weather hasn't been warm enough. 

We found a cool streamer cylinder, powered with compressed air. Before we celebrated with birthday cake, we told the kids to stand in the living room so we could shower them with streamers. It was so loud when the cylinder went off that both the girls ran away. The look on their faces is priceless!
Alexander's final wish was for a traditional Danish lagkage, or cream cake. We stumbled onto some strawberries in Kigali, as well as cream, and were able to make his cake wish come true. He had a great day, and it was nice to be able to make his birthday special.

I can't believe it's been seven years since he came into the world, and turned our lives upside down. He is a sweet, sensitive boy, creative and imaginative. He's very social, and loves Lego, Star Wars, wii, and drawing. He has just started reading small books, and loves to "read" encyclopedias.

Happy Birthday, Alexander!


  1. gorgeous photos. I love the one with the confetti coming down! That's great he loves to read Encyclopedias!

  2. Sounds like so much fun! Wish we could have been there at the party! Hugs faster Marianne xoxo


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