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Monday, February 11, 2013

Happy Birthday, Spencer!

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.

Spencer's hunting license:

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!)
Spencer has always loved this game! When he was much younger he pronounced basket, "Bastick". He also used to put an Italian spin on words by adding and an "uh" sound at the end of them. It made me laugh every time we played this game and he yelled out, "Fruit-uh Bastick!" Well, I had almost forgotten that because it's been so long, until this party when he got going strong in this game and nearly reverted back to his old ways.  I could tell that he was really concentrating to make sure he said, "basket".

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!!


Stephen Hayes said...

Congratulations to Spenser on his birthday. You guys really know how to throw a party.

Beth said...

The photos of Spencer's birthday are super. What a wonderful little guy!

Shelly said...

That is a party for the ages! Happy birthday, Spencer. This year's going to be terrific for you!

Annmarie Pipa said...

Happy Birthday Spencer!!! what a fabulous party...my kids would have loved everything about it....great photos!