We now have a 9 year old at our house! We started celebrating Gabes birthday on Saturday with a trip to the beach. The big 3 kids and Carl loved being out in the waves. Ezra prefers to eat sand.
Unfortunately the Texas coast has been over run with Sargussum(a type of seaweed from the Sargussum Sea)this summer. Apparently it's the worst its ever been. There were piles of it all along the beach and you had to basically climb over it to get to the water. It was not pretty and smelled really bad but fortunately tne kids still had a blast.
On Sunday we went to the space center to check out the new 7-47 and to see the Mars Exhibit. The 7-47 display isnt done yet but it was still pretty impressive to see.
The Mars exhibits were fun for the kids. Gabe worked up enough courage to try the Mars free fall on his 4th attempt. Here is Gabe getting strapped into the harness
And at the top of the platform, working up courage to walk off.
Once he was down he loved it. The kids each also tried the spinning chair where they have them do a task, spin them around and have them try again to see if they could do the task as quickly. They all were a little slower after spinning.
On Monday we surprised Gabe by wrapping his door in birthday paper he had to go through to come out of bis room.
It also served as a goid background for pictures.
He enjoyed his breakfast request of cinnamon roll waffles
And opened a few gifts. That evening we had Gabe's requested calzones for supper and did cupcakes.
We missed our traditional Hickory Park trip and seeing friends and family at a birthday party but we still had fun celebrating Gabe's birthday. Still cant believe he's 9!