Now we can move on to James' 10th birthday! James recorded a total of FOUR parties to celebrate his birthday this year. First was the promised camping outing which I already posted about.
Then he was allowed to have four friends over for lunch after church. That made for a full table.
With that meal we had lemon cheesecake with blueberries on top. Yum!
Then on James' actual birthday he had his requested cinnamon rolls and presents to open. The table was decorated with a "Ranger's Apprentice" theme (you can hardly see the raccoon in the cloak).
For lunch we headed out to our favorite apple orchard for our traditional fall apple picking. Grandma joined us!
We all love being in the orchard.
And the kids love climbing the trees.
Grandma always gets plenty of work to do.
The birthday boy:
The kids always get apple cider slushies for the ride home.
Then, for the final party, we headed to Auntie C's after church on Sunday to celebrate Arthur and James' birthdays together. James loved his pumpkin spice latte.
And there were lots of yummy treats to eat.
Including these maple pumpkin cupcakes.
And this gf carrot cake, which I will have to share the recipe for soon.
Singing to the boys:
And then all eyes were on Arthur to watch the fun:
Yes, literally all eyes:
And there were presents to open as well:
I think James really needs to county 5 parties because Michael took him out for his traditional birthday breakfast at Bob Evans this week.
It's a bit strange to watch our family growing out of the younger years and into the older years. Lots of happy memories and new experiences and a few sentimental moments too.