in and amongst the frenzy of the past few days, we celebrated jack's birthday. his birthday is march 2nd, and we loved teasing him that, due to leap day, he had to wait an extra day to celebrate! the wait was worth it, and we spent the entire weekend enjoying his seven year old enthusiasm.
his *friend* party kicked off the weekend. this was the first year that he requested to only invite the boys. (and, by the way, the boys' moms were excellent about the R.S.V.P.s!!) he opted for the playground again, and saturday did not disappoint, with sunny skies and 60+ weather.
this year we went with a superhero theme, and my sister, jen, created these awesome comic invites.
we planned lots of fun for our superheros, including an action figure memory test, superhero training (testing their superhero *senses*) and a superhero rescue obstacle course. here are a few shots of the superhero gear, including the cookie *medals* they received when they completed their training. (by the way, it ended up being quite a chore getting the superheros to complete their training - turns out seven year old boys have no problem *just running around* for two hours!)
jacks' cousins represented the *incredible* side of the family!
jack, himself, went as a very minimalist hugh jackman-esque wolverine (his favorite action hero this week.)
(sorry for the lack of photos of the birthday boy himself. most photos of him included his friends, and i want to respect their privacy.) but, i promise, more birthday photos of jack to come!