It’s hard to imagine that my son is now 8 years old. I really don’t know where the time has gone. All of a sudden- Poof! He’s a kid reading and dreaming of his future!
We had a really swell weekend celebrating Si .
His cake was from the book BAKED, a malted white cake with a milk chocolate ganache. Everyone thought it was a perfect birthday cake. I found that I had only 7 candles…having the correct amount of candles is imperative to a kid. Thank goodness this kid was flexible and allowed me to use a tea lite.
We also were brave this year to host a party. Simon really wanted a “home party”. My kids are actually the ones slightly disappointed when a party is at laser tag or the bowling alley. Don’t get me wrong- they think it’s fun, but they love to see where their friends live too!
Anyway, we limited the party to 5 boys and had a Wii competition. There were three teams and I had the boys make some “team building” hats. I knew that 2 hours could be VERY LONG if I didn’t have some sort of project. We also had certificates with “best Wii moves”. “encourager”, “overall athlete”, etc. I think the boys had fun! They were pretty much being goofy the whole time.
Ellie kept track of the scores, the amount of popcorn spilled, and told them from time to time to relax. About midway through the party she retired her responsibilities and read a book. I would have too…
…except I loved watching this guy have fun…being a boy…with his pals.
Nathan was an excellent “Master of Games”. He truly kept the party going!
Here’s to you, Simon Ariel!
(yep, that’s another tea lite on the cupcake. better make sure I get some more…)