Sunday, September 7, 2014

The birthday continues

It was a mammoth day.  It seems like we have nothing on for weeks and everything on the same day!
After breakfast of croissants we headed to the skate park to try out the new scooter.  

Next it was off to Hot Shots - tennis where we go with the kids each Saturday for some skills and fun.  And then we moved onto the Rodeo!  It was great fun and Hayden was particularly interested.  Some of those bulls were pretty fierce!  

After the Rodeo we went into Emerald for a Faith in God activity and then finally home to enjoy his presents.  Here's his birthday lego built all by himself.

Birthday dinner (looking very tired!) with requested chocolate self-saucing pudding for dessert.

Happy Birthday Lachlan.  We love you very very much!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Happy Birthday Lachlan

Birthday morning presents.  Receiving a new Captain Underpants book

New headphones

A new tennis racquet.  Lachlan is really into tennis and progressing well.  

Thanks to Auntie Paula and Uncle Darren and Lucy for some birthday spending money!

And a special parcel arrived just in time from Nana and Pop!  We had a game on Sunday afternoon and it was great fun.

And last but not least, a new scooter!

Happy Birthday Lachlan!  What a wonderful 9 years it's been!

Lachlan is NINE!!!!

To celebrate Lachlan had a "Minute to Win It" party.

The first game was "Face the Cookie"

Wrap It Up

Stick It
In this one the kids had to bounce ping pongs to land on the honey-covered bread.  Each person had to get 3 on their bread in one minute.

Separation Anxiety

Wiggle It

Noodling Around

We also played Breakfast Scramble (piecing together a cereal box puzzle) and This Blows (blowing a cup across the table 3 times)
We had hotdogs and flavoured milk then it was cake time.  In Emerald there is a bmx track the boys love and Lachlan asked for a dirt-track cake!  (Next year I will be drawing the line at any more jump related cakes...)

Hayden's 7th Birthday

Hayden opening new headphones. 

Trying on a special loom band made by Lachlan especially for his birthday.

Hayden receiving something I think will make his day...

Showing off new hat, shorts and 'sick' scooter (as described by his peers)

Big thanks to Nana and Pop for a special birthday parcel.  Hayden was able to make this lego by himself with just one little adjustment from Mum.  

Trying out his moves at the Capella skate park on his birthday.

It was a party year this year but I failed miserably at getting photos.  Hayden had a jumping castle and we invited friends from his class plus the neighbours on both sides which, including siblings, created quite a large group!  Hayden chose a skate park cake.  I tried to model it off our own skate park here in Capella.  It turned out OK.  

Hayden asked to do the Macarena and they all had a blast but I missed a photo when they were all there.  

Here is the little dancer a bit wild after his party.