Thursday, May 25, 2017

Happy 7th birthday Graham!

Graham is 7 years old!!!
Where has the time flown!  I found this photo of him (below) recently. Graham was probably about 2+ years old here. Actually, yes - just over two years old because based on his sweater, the US Open was held at the Olympic Club on June 14-17 in 2012.  Thank you internet!   

Awww... miss the boys at that age where they don't know how to talk back yet :-P
This year, Graham really wanted a party so we threw a small one for him at home. Although at first, the original plan was to take some friends from school to the local trampoline park. But after seeing what they served at the party and the pricing, we decided on just doing something at home.  We ended up having a pottery company come to the house - which really worked out perfectly!  A total of only 8 kids, including Graham and Charlie to keep my sanity in tact :-)

But first... the cake!  I had baked the cake the morning before as I had to be in Dubai for a charity golf event Thursday afternoon. I wasn't sure how moist the cake will be the next day but thankfully, it was excellent!
And then, prepping the snacks and fruit. Charlie is such a great helper, complete with party hat:
Making sure everyone gets to the party! Graham wrote the note, Charlie drew the butterfly and the rainbow, and Mommy drew the arrow and even threw in some balloons. Team effort!
Speaking of balloons, the boys can never get enough of it. I even hung some on our lighting :-D
Kids were listening so well and all so focused during the pottery:
Happy day for Graham! Birthday version of Princess Leia?
Everyone did so well!
Time for cake!!!
Oh wait,... one more. Time for muscles!!! Too cute :-)
Family photo op!
The party went great with minimal cleaning :-)

On Graham's birthday itself a few days later, we were finally able to reveal his birthday present.  I was able to hide it in the closet. I'm glad the kids didn't play hide-and-seek in guestroom during the party!
 Awww.... sweet photo of the boys:
Graham was somehow convinced that we had bought him a big boy bike.  How did he know??! He did tell us later that it was what he had wished for when he blew out his birthday cake. Phew! Glad we did get him a bike then!

And oh! We put in a request into the Kids' Classic FM radio station that we listen to every morning on the drive to school.  I may have put in my request too early as we were still home. I was streaming it live on my laptop.  Check out Graham's dance moves! :-D
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We requested "Everything is Awesome" from the Lego Movie.  And yes... everything is AWESOME! Thanks to his friends for coming to the birthday party and making it a happy one for Graham!

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