Since Peter and Elise were going to be on trek for Ryan's birthday, we celebrated a day early. Ryan wanted a cake that looked like a Wii, but I told him that would just be a frosted cake, so we settled on a Wii remote and Mario and Luigi.
We had friends over for the day and we were happy to have company for the cake and presents (we had been in the water a lot, so that explains the swimsuits and wet hair at the table). Ryan loved all his presents~ he says his favorite was the skateboard (I think Ethan agrees, he rode it more today than Ryan!).
As far as the birthday dinner . . . drum roll, please . . . Chuck E Cheese again. I forgot to mention in my post from last week- I think I must have blocked it out- that we were there last Saturday for a birthday party. The kids were all having a blast until Joseph threw a full blown, fall on the floor, kick and scream fit while there. It was the first time that had ever happened to me (and in public too!) and I was trying to escape that restaurant AS FAST AS POSSIBLE. Anyway that meant that we had unredeemed tickets calling to my children all week. No amount of "gentle pressure" could change his mind. We even
considered driving an hour to the nearest buffet restaurant (Ryan's absolute favorite!) Since it was his birthday and his choice, we finally relented, and it was easier with 2 adults. At the end of the night, the prize worker just pulled out a basket and let the kids choose 5 items each (Kirsti thought it was because they got the most tickets possible).
Anyway, Ryan is ten and getting more handsome every day. He still loves to read and do math. He likes building things and writing stories. He also loves golfing, wii, and computer. Scroll down to the last post to see a story he wrote the other day in Microsoft Word.