Sunday, July 2, 2017

James is SIX

James's birthday was Thursday, June 22nd. Kids get SO excited for their birthdays! He's been counting down for over a month until his big day. Seth had to travel and was gone on his actual birthday, so we gave him his big gift on Monday. Poor James had outgrown his old bike- his knees were knocking the handlebars! Hello, growth spurt! He selected this bike and loves the fat tires!

Dad and James cruising down Fast Lane

That face!

On Wednesday night, we did our traditional dinner at Rice for any grandkids' birthday. These kids love their Japanese Sprite treat!

Happy birthday brownie and ice cream after yummy sushi (and "sweet and sour" soup as James calls it)

On Thursday morning, James woke up "in the 5s" and was downstairs by 6:20 a.m ready to PARTY!

He can't wait to use his astronaut backpack water gun!

Nana and Grandeddy got him a VTech smart watch

 Grandma and Grandpa got him a HUGE 1,700 lego set that he loves

James had a swim meet on his birthday evening.  He also got swimmer of the week (both kids did). Kids get the silver swim cap! He was pretty pumped!

On Saturday, James had a karate birthday party!

Mr. DJ is the karate instructor and James thinks he hung the moon. James got to wear a black belt for the duration of the party.

The first activity was dodge ball! Then the kids lined up and did karate kicks.

James got to break a board in half

He did it! :)

Next, they divided into 4 groups (we had 24 kids present!). Luckily, the siblings are Adelyn's sweet girl friends

One group did the tumble track /trampoline

Another group did the bounce house

Emily (our niece)

One group was on the climbing wall

Conner (Seth's cousin's son)

Monkey Myles

The climbing wall is in the gym where Adelyn does tumbling. They built this wall about a month ago and Adelyn is obsessed with making it across. Parts of the wall are slanted towards the floor and it's challenging.

She finally made it all the way across and got to ring the bell! (Seth was with her and I didn't get a picture of her feat!)

The final station was a "grab the tail" game (small karate belts were tucked in the waist of their pants an they had to snatch the other players)

Cake time! Publix did a fantastic job! James strategically placed the Ninja characters on

Ms. Alycia with James blowing out the candle

This was super cool- Mr. DJ slices the cake with his ninja sword

This was the sweetest bunch of kids. Even Mr. DJ commented on how well behaved the entire group was

We came home and opened his wonderful gifts! This is one loved boy!

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