Monday, November 26, 2012

Connor's 8th Birthday

Every year I find myself saying "I can't believe Connor is going to be X years old" - but this year it just truly seemed unreal. 8 years old sounds so old, doesn't it? Ok, maybe not...but to a Mommy who feels like she has blinked and 8 years have passed by, it definitely does ;)

Connor-man has had some pretty great birthday celebrations, but this past week might take the cake, simply because we did exactly what he wanted to do.

*Ate homemade cupcakes decorated like little monkeys at school with his friends and even got to check out a little early :)

*We had a laser tag and bounce party last weekend for his closest buddies on Sunday evening..which preceded an entire week of being out of school for Thanksgiving Break. 

*Our family ate at O'Charley's on Tuesday night, then came back to Nona and Papa's for cake and ice cream. 

*Connor's buddy Wright spent the night with him after eating at O'Charleys - and it wasn't just an ordinary spend-the-night. Papa had made a teepee, fire pit, and special chairs so that the boys could roast marshmallows, tell ghost stories, and write their Christmas lists to Santa (on wooden tablets carved by Papa as well). It was one cool birthday celebration.

*The gifts were "awesome" this year (in the words of Connor) and included gift cards to Target, money, tickets to Monster Truck Jam in January, Legos, his first pocket knife (John Wayne commemorative edition, no less) and more fun stuff! 

*He also had a fishing day with Papa on "Black Friday" and caught around 30 fish then fried them for dinner that night. 

Needless to say, it was a great week! Here are a few pictures for proof ;)

Thank you to everyone who celebrated with Connor...he loved every second and loves all of you. 

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