Saturday, May 13, 2017
Oliven's 7th birthday
For Oliven's 7th birthday he decided to have an Earthday theme. They started the party by picking up trash. He made it into a game. They had to see who could pick up the most trash in about 20 minutes at the park. They did a great job. Oliven gets credit for all of the trash collected because he was so philanthropic in his choice of birthday activity. :)They were all surprised that there were so many cigarette butts on the ground because they never see people smoking. Oliven couldn't believe how many litter bugs there are out there. There were still lots of pieces of trash on the ground from Easter celebrations.
They had hotdogs and sausages for lunch. Afterwards they played an hour of Super Smash Brothers on the Wii. Then they decorated cookies the size of their faces like the Earth. We finally found a dessert that Vander couldn't finish. Who knew that was possible? He is my sugar boy. Right after they were on their sugar highs they went into the computer room to build a Lego set. Ollie got one for each boy. He invited only his best buddies: Jeremiah, Evan, Cooper, and Vander. He gave his party a 9 out of 10 rating.
He had his family get together on his actual birthday. I was at a conference all day for EQ (a really great conference about building community and improv.) Because of that dinner was a little late, but of course delicious. Everyone enjoyed the pork ribs, rosemary potatoes and broccoli. For his dinner out he chose the Cheesecake Factory this year. Yum.