Our sweet Tyler turned 7 this past Wednesday. Wow, 7! Why does he keep growing up and why does each year seem to pass so quickly? It feels like we were just in Disney World celebrating his 6th birthday! We started off the day with our tradion of a pancake breakfast. He opened a remote control car from the 4 of us and was able to play with it a little before school. Mimi, Greyson and I joined him at school for lunch (at 10:30 I might add...so early!). We took him a Chick-fil-a kids meal and I made cupcakes for his class. After school, we went and got ice cream and then had some play time at Monkey Joes. Robbie cancelled his baseball practice that day so that he could get home early and we could spend some time together. Tyler chose Olive Garden and his supper choice. After supper we went to Mimi and Pop's house because Mimi made Tyler a requested strawberry cake and they had presents for him to open. It was a great for him as he turned 7!
On Friday night we had Tyler's birthday party at Robbie's baseball game. It was all boys and they had a blast! They ran around like crazy and loved the atmosphere. The boys ran the bases and were paired with one of Robbie's players to run out to their position and sing the National Anthem. Scott and another child were a little hesitant and just watched but all of the other boys loved every minute of "being a big kid". We enjoyed hot dogs and cake during the game and then the boys broke a pinata. It was a great birthday party! We missed 5 boys who couldn't be there but had a great time with those that were able to come.
A little bit about Tyler: He is in first grade and doing great! His passions right now are drawing and riding his bike. He is taking art lessons afterschool in a group with one of the school art teachers. So far he has created an amazing drawing of a baseball player. He really is gifted in the area of drawing and amazes me at his talent at such a young age. He is a great big brother to 2 little brothers. Yes, he gets annoyed with them as only brothers can do, but he really does love to help them and teach them. Tyler currently isn't playing any sports but will play coaches pitch through SOAR in May and June. He is still a little shy but has really come out of his shell more and more. He's making some good friends in his class and I'm so glad to see that. Tyler is a great little boy and we are very proud of him.
Good Morning and Happy 7th Birthday!
Opening remote control car
Mimi and Tyler at lunch
Fun at Monkey Joes
Birthday cake on the night of his birthday
All the children at the birthday party...look at Greyson..he was playing peekaboo! :) It was so cute!
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