We had a good morning with the traditional candle-in-the-breakfast-food (this year cinnamon streusel muffins) that his family has always done. Then it was off to work for Ryan where he took a half day and enjoyed an ice cream party with his co-workers before coming home. By 5:30 we had Zach and Alison over for a steak dinner (complete with the Alleman Jello, marshmallows included) followed by presents and cake and homemade ice cream. By that time the kids were so wired and sugar-buzzed that it was off to bed or insanity. We chose the first.
Some of the decorations we put up in the house. Kitchen.
The birthday boy.
This is the card that the kids picked out for him, it had lots of room for them to write and color on.
We love making him smile.
I don't think that Ryan opened a single one without his help.
Our crazy boy likes birthdays almost as much as his father.
It was a great day.