Happy 7th birthday, buddy!
His birthday was on a Friday. He requested waffles with whipped cream.
James didn't really ask for or need much this year. We got him a new baseball gear bag and Braves tickets. That morning, the kids had swim team (Fun Friday= games, donuts, and awards. I mentioned in a previous post that James got Swimmer of the Week, so that was an extra birthday surprise!)
On Saturday, we had James's birthday party at 10:00 a.m.
We had gatorade, watermelon, ice pops, and popcorn set out (and served pizza later on)
All he wanted was a Nerf Gun party, so we made it happen! We zip-tied pallets together to create barricades for the kids to hide behind
A few weekends before the party, we hit up Toys R Us's store closing sale and bought 500 bullets for 40% off. SCORE!
The boys all brought their guns from home, but we had extra just in case.
They were READY to go! We went over a few rules (no head shots, no close range shots, etc.)
Jeff, Seth, and Sam were active participants
Grandma, Emily, and baby Clara
Cake time! Mrs. Rachael (James's Young 5's teacher) made him this awesome cake
Grandma and Grandpa with the birthday boy
Cousin time! Adelyn went to Emily's house during the party
We opened gifts after the party was over. This is just one of several Nerf guns he received. It's huge! He was just a tad excited!
We bought tickets for the family to the Braves game that evening!
We had fun exploring the beautiful new stadium before the game started
Our seats were in the shade but WAY up high!
It rained for about 20 minutes and they covered the field super quickly with this huge tarp. It was so cool to watch the guys get it covered. Seriously, it was like a synchronized dance.
The kids had a blast! I was worried they'd be ready to go home in the 3rd inning but there are so many interactive activities between hits and innings. Plus, we told the kids that if they danced they just *might* get on the big screen (knowing full well cameras don't go up to our seats in the clouds!).
Happy birthday to my sweet James! I can not believe he's 7! We love him to pieces.