First he had 4 boys over to stay the night. This was my first time hosting a sleepover for more than one child. It was so fun, smelly, hilarious, messy, and awesome. Growing boys eat a ton, and I spent most of my time preparing food and cleaning up after it.
|There was no shortage of balloons.|
Next came the day of his actual birthday. At tae kwon do, this happened:
|At home we had peach crisp for dessert.|
Then this past weekend we celebrated with a family dinner. He wanted Harry Potter cakes. I tried my best.
|Hagrid's Hut cake, next to his Lego Hagrid's Hut.|
|Monster Book of Monsters|
I also made butterbeer, and some Hedwig balloons. He played outside with cousins and aside from his sister feeling sick, it was a wonderful day. He had one friend stay the night after all the family left.
Since turning 9, he's been getting up early and taking a shower first thing. He gets dressed all the way down to his shoes. I'm not sure, but I think 9 is going to be a pretty cool year.