William turned five this past Tuesday. He was so excited about his birthday this year! It was so cute!
In America, when you want to show people how old you are, you hold up five fingers. In Uganda, you make a fist with your five fingers and tell people you are "Tanno" (five!)
So all day, William told us
In America, I am five...
But in Uganda, I am tanno!
After quite a search around Mbale, we finally found a good bike for him. He really wanted to learn how to ride a bike before we left, but was never able to. So he's pretty happy about a new bike.
Our church in Salem had given the kids a box of goodies before we left. In it was this cute birthday glass. William was thrilled to be the first in our family to use it.
We let him choose his meals. We had oatmeal every day in Salem, because we could buy a 25 pound bag for $15 and it would last about 3 weeks. But here, oatmeal is a special treat because it is the expensive meal. We usually eat eggs. So for breakfast, he wanted oatmeal and for supper he wanted eggs. I can handle a two breakfast day, though... I'm not complaining. :)
After supper and cake, the kids threw a party for him in the boys room. This is all of their doing. They dressed him up like a king, because he's always been lovingly known as "King William."
The kids all gave him notes and gifts (re-gifting their own toys.) They are so sweet to each other and it is so precious to watch. So we plopped down on the pillows they had set out for all of us and we enjoyed our kids and our boy for an evening. :)