Pardon me if it seems I'm playing favorites, but I was much more consumed with the later event. The birthday hardly blipped on my radar. Frankly, he's 2. He doesn't know or care and I we don't eat cake anyway (although tonight I agreed to sing and eat ice cream, per request of his father).
Ikaika did awesome. He even offered a consolatory hug to his brother, who was broken at the thought of leaving his compadre. This morning we had a few fat tears and "...but you're leaving me!"-s, but overall he seems to be enjoying the experience and his teachers have nothing but positive to report.
Incidentally (since I'm in full bragging mode now) I also got hold of Kaikas pre-reading vocabulary test results and he scored in the 99%. That's my boy!