It’s hard to believe, but my oldest son turned 7 on Friday. It seems like just yesterday that I was bringing my first new-baby-bundle home from the hospital. He has grown into such a (usually) good big boy. In the photo above, he is wearing the brand new “Pirates of the Caribbean” t-shirt that his great grandma Rita sent him.
We had a small pirate-themed birthday party at our house for Isaac and a few of his friends. I am so glad we didn’t invite more kids! I had originally planned a couple games and activities, but in the end the kids mostly just ran around with toy swords screaming at the tops of their lungs (which was fine with me). We had a few squabbles, and one of our young guests found some long-hidden silly string with very messy consequences, but fortunately we had no major injuries. Mark made burgers and grilled chicken. We had cake and ice cream. We opened presents. We didn’t have any good/easy way of suspending the pinata outside, so we just set it on the grass and let the kids have at it!
Overall, I think the kids had fun, and so did I. I was pretty tired by the end of the day, even if the kids weren’t.
Here is the present that Isaac has been asking for all week:
It’s a musical instrument called an ocarina. It’s ceramic, and we first heard of these on the “Legend of Zelda” video game series. Isaac was thrilled, and really wants to learn how to play it. It’s pretty difficult, so we’ll see.
In other news, we now have a new range! It was delivered right before the party yesterday. It seems to work fine, but I am still getting used to not having the Jenn-Air downdraft.
Yesterday we also received our copy of the latest Harry Potter book! I haven’t been able to read very much of it, but so far it is living up to expectations. Mark has very graciously allowed me to read it first. Fortunately I am on vacation for the next two weeks, so I should be able to finish it soon so that he can read it. We’ll have to read quickly to avoid possible spoilers on the internet. (Note to Aliyah – if you have read any spoilers, do NOT tell me any please!!!!!)