I really hoped to get this posted before our trip to Florida but that would have meant no sleep for me so here is Spencer's birthday post nearly four weeks later.
Spencer turned seven last month, the day before we left for Florida. He was so excited. It was a big week for him! Here he is opening presents from the family:
His awesome cake: We ordered it from the bakery and then modified it a little by adding bullet casings as candle holders. He loved it!
He really wanted a friend party--his first one ever. I knew that squeezing a birthday party into the packing and getting ready to go schedule would require a massive shoe horn, but I wasn't about to tell him no.
He invited 8 of his buddies and six were able to come. His theme? A hunting party! Well after a decade of princess parties I was a little out of my league on this one so Matt came home from work early to help with the celebration.
When the boys first arrived they filled out their hunting license info, got their camo bandanas and camo face paint on and then I took their picture.
When they were all ready, they went downstairs for the hunting tournament. We set up 3 stations. Matt was in charge of the air-soft pistols complete with zombie targets:
Corinne manned the archery range where the boys bagged a variety of stuffed animals:
And Nicole helped the boys with the Nerf rifle shooting gallery. That deer didn't stand a chance!
After the tournament Spencer opened his presents from his friends.
Then they played several rounds of "Big-Game Basket" which is a manned-up version of Fruit Basket. (If you're not familiar with this game, Google it. It's one of our favorites!)
After the games it was back upstairs for cake and ice cream and lots of silliness:
Due to the busy week we had, we really threw this party together in a few hours, but it turned out to be one of the most fun parties we've ever had! I'm not sure how a party of this theme would fly in some parts of the country, but it was a hit with this crowd. :)
Happy Birthday, my little man! We love you SO much!!