and on david’s actual birthday…

We went back to an old favorite of ours, Dutch Wonderland. We had gotten free tickets at the Barnstormers game and David was chomping at the bit to get there and go on Merlin’s Mayhem, a ride that had not even existed when we used to have season passes there. We got right on that and then it started pouring! Matt and I hid under a tree while the kids did the turtle ride but we couldn't stay there forever.... We figured if we are wet might as well hit the water park which is when the rain stopped and the sun came out! My brother-in-law and his family have season passes and they met up with us for some water park fun at that point. I recreated a bunch of photos I had of the kids when they were toddlers and at DW because well, they are so big they don’t need me to go on slides anymore and I found myself just sitting around with naught to do. 

david’s family birthday party

And then on the second day of the trio of birthday celebrations we had our families over! It was a beautiful day perfect for swimming and bomb pops and snacks! Beer I mean water pong and cornhole...We swam the afternoon away before drying off and heading inside for the actual festivities... David chose spaghetti and meatballs as his dinner which was a hit with all! Matt had made an ice cream cake also upon request of the birthday boy which was quite delicious… We sang and then he opened up all the gifts! The generosity never ends!

david’s friend birthday party

Otherwise known as day one of three celebrating this kid turning nine... Because a birthday should last three days, correct?

I picked up David and two of his friends early from camp and brought them home to lots of snacks and treats and pool swims and quite a few other boys joined as well. Thankfully the weather held off and no one died. I’m not dramatic at all am I? They were actually a lot calmer than I had imagined so I figure my son knows how to pick good boys to be friends with. He wanted red icing on his cupcakes but we ran out of food coloring so they were pink… I threw some red sprinkles over them to make them less…. Girlie. I think he forgave me. None of them minded though so I consider myself lucky. The boys sang to him and then it was gift time! He got so spoiled by them as well! What a lucky dude!

and on the actual fourth...

And on the actual Fourth we celebrated with our family... a swim afternoon and good foods... lots of festive wear of course and then walking up the street to see the fireworks that our development puts on. It may not be the most exciting but I love these people and the traditions we have year to year!

a slip and slide fourth...

And on the Saturday of the Fourth of July weekend came upon us we headed to our friend's house for their annual party that as always includes, a slip and slide. It rained on the way over and was slightly chilly once we got there but that didn't stop the kids from going on down that slide and time and time again. There was a ton of food and ice cream and then well of course, fireworks! Thanks so much for having us Rohrers! Always a pleasure!