Mike is 9! I have trouble believing that he is in 4th grade already. The girls rode with me yesterday so we could have a little party. He has a football game on Saturday followed by his "real" party. It was hard getting nine candles all on one cupcake and of course the other kids had to each have a candle too. I've asked him several times what he would like me to get him and he kept saying, "I don't know." So I went with his dad's suggestion of the Herosc@pe board game that looks very cool.
Happy Birthday also to my son-in-law (SIL) who is .... older than 9!
With summer vacations and the boys football schedule we haven't a a kids night in quite some time and they were thrilled to see each other. Alex and Liz are excited to be in kindergarten. Mike will only say that school is good. Nikki thinks her teacher is mean and that the work is hard. Mike felt the same way in 2nd grade. We had pizza, played a board game, discovered a fun show on PBS, ate cupcakes and watched a movie with popcorn and then worked on a puzzle. I was ready for bed very early and I could use a nap now :-)