Today is E's birthday - six. This age really feels like the beginning of a new stage. I guess the 0-5 years are 'little' so that makes 6 the start of the 'bit bigger kid' years. Or something like that.
We celebrated his birthday with a small gathering in the park. A handful of his mates from school came along and played, ate and played some more. The sun shone for the whole day (as tends to happen on this boy's birthday, remarkably for mid-winter) and it really was pleasant for everyone.
I had my first crack at a 'kiddie' cake. It turned out OK, I suppose, so long as no-one looked too closely at the bodgy icing. Somehow I don't think I'll be giving up the day job for cake decorating any time soon...!