Monday, June 15, 2015

Keeping Up With...Family (AJ's 8th Birthday)

AJ had a great time celebrating his 8th birthday earlier this month!!  It started on his last day of school with a Popsicle party in his class room.   Then he came home and his brothers couldn't wait to give him their presents.  They got him Mario & Luigi stuffed animals and Adrian and I got him a new bike and a Scooby Doo board game.  We had Jets "saucy" pizza for dinner that night to celebrate his birthday and also the end of the school year.
When I asked AJ what he wanted to do for his birthday he said "Have my friends come over, play outside, play video games & eat ice cream."  Easy, simple & doable!!  We woke up Saturday morning and finished the preparations for that.  He had 6 friends come over to play that afternoon.  I made them goody bags with bubbles, chalk, water guns and Pokemon cards that they could play with during the party.  Everyone had a great time playing outside and playing video games!!

We had the family come over towards the end of the friends part so we could all do cake and presents together.  AJ wanted ice cream so I made him Oreo ice cream cake and he loved it.  He got a lot of very nice presents from friends and family including Pokemon cards, Skylanders, a new board game and a new Sonic video game.  He was very happy with all of his gifts!!

We ended the day with a small BBQ with my brother, sister in law and niece.  We continued to play outside most of the time and AJ opened all of his new toys.  He had a super fun day and it was exactly what he wanted.  Daniel and Zachary also had a great time at the party, it included all of their favorite things as well.

Since his actual birthday was on a Tuesday we didn't do a whole lot on that day.  I let him pick what he wanted to do and he wanted to have a "stay home day."  I had to teach in the morning so we went there & to the library to pick up some books & DVDs but spent the rest of the day at home playing and relaxing.  We also had special ice cream (Buckeye flavor from Velvet) and Popsicles during the day.  It was another fun day!! 

Happy 8th Birthday AJ!!  We love you so much and can't wait to see what this upcoming year brings for you!!

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