July began our "season of birthdays" which will end in December. Time to get David's birthday posted before the next birthday hits us!
David turned 10 this year! That entitled him to a proper birthday party. I have this inordinate fear of planning and executing children's birthday parties. I think it all boils down to the games which are just not my thing.
Once I came to grips with the fact that denial wasn't working, I decided if I could find a cake I could get excited about maybe that would help. Pinterest provided the perfect thing and this cake was SO easy to execute. With a good centerpiece, the party took off!
I also enlisted Michael for moral support on the games! We had a series of "knight-themed" games like throwing the javelin.
Tossing rings over water bottles:
And a good old water balloon fight.
Of course every kid loves the present opening!
Then we had dinner before plopping the boys down in front of a requested movie and then digging into the cake!
David's actual birthday fell on the Sunday we were in attendance at the RP International Conference so it was nice that we had this celebration before we went.
This month we look forward to James turning 12!