Still overwhelmed, we did manage to celebrate the transformation of my adorable baby (7 weeks old here) into a strapping eight year old boy.
science party with his school friends, followed by a small after-school party with his younger cousins on the actual birthday, and Lucas has had a great time. We also had a family dinner out, so he feels very special. Over the month or so, he'll be very busy building all the Lego kits that made up a large proportion of birthday gifts.
Happy Birthday Lucas!