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Fifth birthday & New Years Eve: December 30-31, 2004

Max got his presents on December 30, but we saved the cake to eat with our guests on December 31. Max didn't mind. Instead, Bengt got a little creative and gave Max a mashed potato "cake" with five sausage "candles" for dinner. 

Max's cake. He requested a strawberry cake with extra marzipan roses. The rest of us loved it, but Max didn't really. He just liked the strawberries and the roses. (Good thing to remember for next year...)

After dinner and cake, we went out on the lawn with our friends and shot up a lot of fireworks. That was fun. Max doesn't much care for loud noises, so he wore his ear protection—and his fleece court jester's hat (his favorite).