It started with the traditional birthday pancake. I have done this for years on the kids' birthdays. They really love it.
My little middle buddy turned 9 yesterday. I can't believe it, how does this happen so fast. I remember so well when he was born with all that hair. We celebrated mostly on Sunday because between school and a wrestling meet out in Eagan, we weren't going to have much of a chance on Monday. We had cheeseburger croissants cuz that's what he picked for his birthday dinner. The others were pretty happy with his choice, that meal goes over very well among the whole family. Then we did gifts and cake and ice cream. We got him this movie projector thing that you hook up to your DVD player and it projects the movie onto the wall in a huge display. He also got a spark scooter that he's been wanting for a while now, so he was real excited about that.
During dessert time, Jason thought it would be good idea to start spraying Redi Whip on the boys. Before I knew it, they were taking off their shirts and he was making designs on their chests with it. Good Lord, if you ever wondered how sticky Redi Whip can get....douse your kids in it and let it dry. I tried to stay out of it (Lord only knows what design Jay would have tried making on MY chest) but then the boys starting coming up to me and hugging me....all full of the stuff. Needless to say, by the time it was over we all needed baths. Oh well, it was fun.
After dinner we had to try out his one gift. We all got our sleeping bags and pillows and made a bed in the living room and projected a movie onto the wall....it was like 7 x 5 feet...it was actually pretty cool. We had some popcorn and it felt like we were in a real theater. The boys stayed there and slept the night.