Since Ezra turned the big 0-8 this year, he got to have his first friend sleepover. He was beyond excited for it, as were his guests (especially his bestie, Liam, whose first sleepover it was too). It was pretty much insanity having an extra three grade-school-aged boys in the house (heaven knows, no one got a wink of sleep), but they all loved it so darn much we'll have to do it again :)
The man of the hour
#1, #2, and #3
The birthday boy with his guests, Hayden (above), Liam and Nathan
Ezra's minecraft creeper cake
(Hayden and Nathan did the chocolate for me since they're oh-so-much-more familiar with all things minecraft)
Happy Birthday, Ezra Emil!!!
Next up, Miss S! Scarlie-girl turned 5 years old this year. Despite her tiny-stature, she actually is getting bigger all the time, believe it or not. If not inches, than at least in years :)
The Birthday Girl!!
showin' off the goods
I couldn't resist a stellar-deal on a mini-me American Girl doll, Marie-Grace
(does she not match her perfectly?!)
The other American Girl doll
She's a simple girl...all she wanted was a yellow cake, purple sparkles, and a number candle.
done. done. and done.
Ezra with his giant pumpkin, pre-carving
Oak couldn't wait to get in there and get his hands dirty.
Oh, how I love that boy.
Georgia's my texture-girl and hasn't done any pumpkin-cleaning in the past, but she sucked it up this year and got to work.
Ezra and Scarlett, however, wanted nothing to do with any of that messiness.
Oak, in typical fashion, taking things into his own hands.
Don't worry, folks, I took it away as soon as I snapped the picture.
Mr. F watching the action
The birthday girl with her finished product.
If it looks like nothing to you, don't worry, you're normal. We have the kids draw their picture straight onto the pumpkin and we attempt to cut it out. The end results are...unique.
Georgia girl and her pretty pumpkin with the long, golden locks
Ezra, it seems, oddly resembles his pumpkin
We tried and tried and tried to get a group shot, but Oak was just too darn interested in blowing out the candles instead.
Well, that's all for tonight! phew! Thanks for hanging in there! Next up...Halloween!