Thank you everyone for Josh's birthday wishes! His birthday, and the weekend was lots of fun!
On Friday we took Josh and three friends bowling after school. They had a great time. Josh even got a strike!
On Saturday, Josh's actual birthday, we opened presents in the morning, then Grandmother and Grampa took both the boys out for lunch and to buy a birthday present for Josh (and an "I was a good boy" present for Sam).
I have to tell you, this was my favorite part of the weekend! My parents took the boys and Rich and I went out and did errands. First stop, the wine store! Then we had some other things to do and errands to run, but it was so nice to get out and be with him -- just the two of us!
We came home and got ready for another party we were having for him. I'd invited the families of two of his friends over for pizza and cake. Rich and I are also friends with the parents so it worked out nicely. It was lots of fun!
So much fun that did not get one picture. Not.One.Single.Picture!
On Sunday, we went on another Scavenger Hunt at our local State Park. It was lots of fun for all of us. Sam would not let anyone write the answers down, he had to do it. It was hysterical. He'd say what he was writing down as he was "writing" it.
Josh took the whole thing quite seriously. Here he is with Grampa looking for something a deer could eat.
There are more pictures on my Flickr page. Once again, we had a great time.
After, we went to brunch at IH*P. Josh was talking to the waitress and mentioned that his birthday had been the day before. They surprised him with a HUGE hot fudge sundae! The look on his face was priceless! He was a bit surprised and embarrassed and happy all at once! It was wonderful.
And to have Ice Cream for dessert after breakfast was even better!
As you can see, it was a very successful birthday weekend for him! We're still recovering!