it's not quite enough to celebrate your birthday with all of your superhero friends. it's much better to have a second party, wouldn't you say? jack's choice was family game night.
jack stayed awake until after midnight on saturday, so that he could experience *turning 7* (i didn't really have the heart, at that point, to tell him that he was a 6:36 PM baby...) i think he just wanted to make sure that i hung the happy birthday sign on his door! we also posted the good word outside on our signpost (please ignore the state of my cyprus mulch. and no, that is NOT snow. just sand.)
after jack spent the first 45 minutes or so running around and being the silly birthday boy, we managed to squeeze in a round of Mousetrap. it was Operation, however, that turned out to be the high stakes game of the night.
the seven year old was able to impart some serious knowledge to baby rebecca.
the request was for a round, chocolate cake. and, by george, he got it!! (despite all of my efforts to seriously mess that up*.)
(*when, WHEN will i learn not to overfill the baking pans? there is nothing quite like trying to hide the smell of chocolate-covered-heating-elements when you have family over for dinner!)
be forewarned, i may still get one more post out of this birthday!