My amazing friend, Jess, suggested that we do a potluck for the party! Fabulous idea! When Erik opened his gift from Grandma Chris, "The Dangerous Book For Boys" Ian said, "That isn't very dangerous."
Jake exclaimed,"Sweet I love that book, Turn to page 110, it tells you how to talk to girls. #5 is the best!"
Naturally, we had to turn to page 110 and look at #5:
Avoid being vulgar. Excitable bouts of wind breaking will not endear you to a girl,
just to pick one example.
Needless to say we were relieved that what Jake thought was so important about girls was as harmless as wind breaking.
Erik was thrilled that he got so many dollars, most were gifts of $8 but Grandpa sent a $10 bill, so Erik felt like he got a bonus!
Erik still loves frogs! He has had an infatuation with frogs for years now. As I write this I have frog eggs in a tank in the back yard. Erik has to go every day or two to the pond to get new 'fresh' pond water for the eggs.
Just before cake time, Erik got shot in the eye with his new Dart Blaster, He was just going to put on the safety glasses, unfortunately not soon enough. A combination of being overly tired, hurt, too much birthday that was the nail in the coffin so to speak. Erik had to be forced to come out so we could sing happy birthday finish the party.
By that point he was so out of sorts and Isobel couldn't wait for him to blow out the candles, so she helped. Meanwhile, Sean picked up Ian and moved him to the side of the house because he was so busy throwing a fit that went on and on and on and on and we did not want to hear about it anymore.
Everyone else had a great time and we all feasted on delicious breakfast for dinner items, sausage, cinnamon rolls, egg casserole, cheesy potatoes, and fruit!
Update: Erik's eye is just fine and he has no permanent injuries.