Our sweet, first born Tyler turned 8 years old this past Thursday! We have celebrated just about everyday since Thursday and have had a blast. Birthdays have always been a big deal in my family so, I love to go all out and celebrate them to a "T"! On Wednesday night, Tyler was so excited about it being his birthday the next day that he was not able to fall asleep until almost 10:00. He woke up Thurs morning to our traditional pancake breakfast and the kitchen decorated with streamers. Aunt Robin (Robbie's sister) came over at 7 to join us for breakfast! It was a fun treat for sure! During Tyler's lunch at school Mimi, Scott, Greyson and I took Chick-fil-A to him and cupcakes for his class. Robbie scooted out of school a little early and got Tyler out about 30 minutes early...it was a surprise! Then, we went bike shopping...that is what we gave him for his birthday but wanted him to help us pick it out. Then we went to the mall to Build A Bear. He chose Olive Garden as his dinner of choice and we ended with a yummy cookie cake! Here are some pictures from that day before I go into his party day! :)
Build A Bear "Dog"
Golf Cookie Cake
Tyler LOVES Olive Garden salad...especially the purple cabbage
On Saturday, we had a Camping theme party for Tyler. It was full of a scavenger hunt, roasting hot dogs, a bug/snake hunt, pinata, relay race, and cake! Due to the rain that started, we were not able to roast marshmallows. It was a super fun party! Saturday night Tyler had 3 of his buddies spend the night. They had a blast and we all survived! They were asleep by 9:30 and up in full swing by 5:30AM!!!
Tyler's neat camping cake
One crazy, fun crew
Roasting hot dogs
Tyler got a couple of Nerf guns and Greyson had a blast with them! :)
Eating pizza at the sleepover
Dressing up is always fun!
Such a great group of boys
Dinner at Moe's tonight with Memaw....one last birthday celebration :)
We are so proud of the boy/young man Tyler is becoming. He is a very good student and does his very best. He still has a big passion for art and drawing and has also become quite a good golfer. We look forward to celebrating another year and are so excited to see what God has in store for him. Thank you so much to all of you who helped us celebrate this past week/weekend!
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