This past Saturday was his actual birthday, and it was a super busy day! We started with a very early Upward basketball game. But, FIRST! We had him open his present from the family. Skylanders Giants for Wii U. He got to play for about 15 minutes before it was time to go to the game. They played a hard game, and he got the star best offense.
|offense - under the basket where he needs to be!|
|Mom and Finn in the stands!|
Then, it was lunch, more video games, a little shopping to spend some birthday money (more Giants for his collection), then PARTY TIME! We had a bowing party again. This year's party was a little more low key than last year's party, but it was so fun! We had all the boys wear their favorite basketball jerseys! We had Upward, YMCA, Oklahoma State, and of course, OKC Thunder! We started with 3 home and 1 away Kevin Durant's. Ended up with FIVE KD's as one of Jake's gifts was a KD jersey!
It was supposed to be an all boy party, but one sister slipped in,
and cousin Kayleigh was here from Texas!
After the party, we took the birthday boy out for his traditional birthday dinner. Only, it wasn't traditional! He chose a new place! We have always gone to Texas RoadHouse for his birthday dinner. This year, it was Rib Crib. He loved the special treatment, and especially the dessert!
I am loving being the mom of a 7 year old boy. He is so loving and understanding and compassionate. He is funny, had great timing, and tells amazing jokes. He is athletic, and loves to be outside with the neighborhood kids shooting baskets, playing football, or riding his scooter. We've had some mild days (and some horribly, bitter cold days) this winter, so it's been fun watching him take on the world! I even got an email (below) that said I am entering a rewarding phase of parenting. YIPPEE! I can't wait to see what the future holds for my GREAT Jake!