Last night we hosted a party to celebrate into Nicholas's double 3 birthday. We were lucky enough to have a beautiful, sunny evening, a live Salsa band playing across the street, and a great group of friends that were ready to have some fun after too many nights of studying.
There was a countdown to his birthday at midnight, as if we were all anticipating the new year. Which I suppose we were, but not all of ours, just his :) He was then serenaded with "Happy Birthday to You" in 5 different languages.
Followed by the Germans who hoisted him in a chair and sang some sort of birthday chant while tossing Nicholas a la the Hora in a Jewish wedding.
He received many thoughtful gifts including a bouquet of flowers from the park near IMD, a belt decorated with the swiss flag multiple times and adorned with a belt buckle with the swiss flag, cigars, a ice cream cake in the shape of a champagne bottle, Johnny Walker Red, the list goes on...
The best gift, though, was certainly the company that we shared. The night was filled with so much fun and laughter, I think that the students escaped from their reality for just one night and forgot that they still have one more exam to go tomorrow. It was truly a magical evening and entrance into his birthday, I just know this year is going to continue to have many more wonderful surprises for him.