It is not unusual for Hazel to announce a few times a week that “tomorrow is monkey’s birthday.”
We usually say something like “Really, again?”
His aging is very unpredictable. On any given birthday he may have aged seven years or subtracted a few. There is really no way to know. All I can tell you is that he is well celebrated.
This party was a particularly a big one. Hazel spent a few days wrapping presents (toys from around the house) and preparing things for the big day. I am pretty sure we were all invited, then uninvited, at some point in that time span. In the end it was Hazel, Callum and monkey on the kitchen floor.
She used a full roll of tape to wrap these and her technique was impressive. She may be recruited for special elf duties when the holidays roll around.