Happy Birthday last week to my middle son. He's now in double digits and as always, is grabbing life by both hands.
His birthday was an incredible experience for him I hope he will always remember.
First, he made his goalkeeper debut and not only kept a clean sheet for the first half, he faced down two PKs and stopped them! He said his hands were shaking in the gloves, but he also said he saw fear in the other kid's eyes.
Then, we challenged ourselves at IQ Escape and saved the world from Contagion!
Next, we brought his friends back to his house for epic games of Capture the Flag and Mystery Infection Tag and Giant Frisbee. Dad grilled and I managed not to mess up the lovely cupcake and cookie tree arranged by my good friend. He received lots of wonderful presents but most of all his hopes for the party were all fulfilled.
On his actual birthday, we visited Peanut Butter Jelly Time for his dinner. We had a lot of fun trying new takes on an old favorite.
He's really growing up. I can see him managing his frustrations and impatience and utilizing his creativity to think about the world around him.