Just a bunch of Iowans on an extended adventure in The Lone Star State.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
It's hard to believe but Gabe turned 7 on Saturday! He woke up to find this tied to his chair.
and this to open.
(it was space themed shrinky dinks and a science experiment kit, which now I need to get the ambition to try out with him:)
After opening his present from us, Dad had made him his requested birthday breakfast of cinnamon roll waffles complete with candles.
We kept it pretty simple this year and invited just a few family members to join us for lunch at Hickory Park. Unfortanately Hickory Parks idea of putting us in tables adjoining and my idea were a little different and we ended up being in two back to back booths which made it rather difficult to visit and see everyone but I think Gabe liked his birthday sundae anyway.
Since we were in two seperate spots we decided to take present to a park to open so we could all acutally see each other. Gabe loved opening up all his great gifts.
and liked playing with his new stomp rocket at the park(I think Dad enjoyed it quite a bit too)
After the park we took the kids(and Gabe's friend Brady who stayed for Gabe's first ever friend sleepover) to the movie Brave at the theater. Here's Callie next to the theater.
and the boys.
We had planned to go to the aquatic center after the movie but the rain and cool temperatures didn't work out so well to do that so we went home and the kids were able to play with some of Gabe's new toys and video games. We ordered pizza for supper and then Gabe had picked out cupcakes the day before so we did cupcakes for dessert. Green frosting is super messy:)
After a rousing game of battleship the 7 year old and accomplices went to bed and actually fell asleep pretty quickly. Gabe had a great day and it was so good to get to see some family and spend time together. We are so blessed to have become parents 7 years ago already. Gabe has taught us so much and we are thankful for him everyday.