But according to Eli he didn't have a birthday until he had his party. We invited his friends and their families to Eli's Jungle Book birthday party. We had the party at Daingerfield State Park on Saturday April 26. We served hotdogs for lunch and, of course, cake and ice cream for dessert. Everyone enjoyed the afternoon. Several took advantage of the lake by going fishing and paddle boating. Some went hiking, while some played on the playground.
Eli's birthday cake
This is the cake after Kevin put 6 lbs or more of hotdogs on top of the cake box. Mowgli and Baloo ended up mutilated. I was not a happy camper when I saw it. I came close to blowing a fuse! It might have altered the looks but it didn't affect the taste.
Hotdog Chef or a wannabe Beatles band member? Hard to tell with that shaggy hair!
Eli had PLENTY of help opening his presents.
Boys playing with the golf set given to Eli.
Oh and while on the subject of Eli, he lost his second tooth a day or two after he turned 5. And yes this tooth as well turned into money.