Joshua is 7!! Happy Birthday to my firstborn! I won't go into the whole "story of the day he was born", but I will say that my life changed for the better the day he came into it :)
He wanted bbq chicken this year, and we had about 30 people coming for his Family Party last night, so I've been buying chicken every time I go grocery shopping for about the last 6 weeks, lol! I fried up a bunch and then Rick was so kind as to grill up the rest with some bbq sauce. I made a bunch of potato salad (which ran out way too quickly), and we had some baked beans and pretzels. It was very picnicky and that was what I wanted. Joshua LOVED IT! We were able to have the party outside, even though it was chilly, and Rick had a bonfire going which was really nice. Kids played on the playset and had a blast! Here are some pictures:
Here he is with his Bumblebee cake:
Joshua got some great gifts, but his favorite from Aunt Cheryl and Nick. It was a CD, and in the picture, he's trying to figure out which one it is:
And this is when he realized it was TAYLOR SWIFT!!!!!!
He got TONS of money too:
Today we went to McDonalds for lunch and then to the movies. I had asked Joshua what he wanted to do - play putt putt, go to Craigs Cruisers, Chuck E Cheese, a movie at the theater - whatever he wanted! He chose a movie, so we went to see "Shorts". It was actually really cute! Even Logan sat through almost all of it!! It was only about the last 15 minutes that he started to get fidgety, but the theater was so empty, I just let him go sit wherever he wanted and he was fine.
Tonight we had a party with some of his friends. He doesn't start school until after Labor Day, so if we were to have a party with classmates, it would have to wait until midway through September, so this year, we decided to invites some friends of ours who have kids that Joshua plays with and call it good!! It was TONS of fun! Tacos and cupcakes!! It doesn't get better than that! The kids brought swim suits and played in the hot tub. More playset and another bonfire!!
Here is Rick helping the kids with the cupcakes:
Joshua's best friend, Nick, who came out from Coopersville:
Logan, Sydney and Morgan:
Morgan and Chase:
Cameron, Joshua and Andi:
A hot tub full of kids!!!!
Joshua had SO MUCH FUN! Here he is with Nick - I think that was the highlight of his birthday, seeing Nick again! Amy, thank you SO MUCH for making the drive from Coopersville!!!
Here's Sydney, Joshua and Morgan - he is DEFINITELY his father's son - surrounded by the ladies :)
And some new friends were even made (Andi and Sydney):
Happy Birthday to you! You live in a zoo! You look like a monkey, and you smell like one tooooooooo!!!
WE LOVE YOU JOSH! Hope today was everything you hoped for and more!