Noah turned nine years old on April 19th. We sure love that wacky, tender-hearted, sensitive, crazy boy. Every birthday for every child just seems unreal. And yet they get older every day. Prayers for them to become strong men and woman of God.
Terry got up early to go out and buy the necessary breakfast donuts. Noah even got a heart shaped one.
We got ready as fast as we could so we could go have some fun at Watiki while Ezra napped at my folks house. We had hoped getting there early (915am) would allow us to get a seat but we were wrong. It was crazy busy like always. Well, two hours later it emptied out a little and that helped. Samuel is not that big of a fan of the water, but he's doing a little better each time we go. I must have had my hair braided the day before...
If Noah's not going down a slide, he's doing these lily pad things. Guess they look more like wood... And good Lord, look at how long that boy is!!
Pretty girl. She likes to swim.
Work the core Evie!!
Going around the lazy river. Samuel actually looks happy. Probably because daddy was playing with him and taking his picture. He cries most of the time I make him do this. He cries a lot. I hope learning to talk will cut down on the crying. Oh, and notice the giant blue and red bowl behind me? That's part of a slide...
Terry and Noah tried a whole bunch of times to get a shot of Noah underwater. Here's the winner.
Every other visit to Watiki Evie said she would not under any circumstances go down the big slides. Until she was six. Well, now that she is six, she was all ready for it! She went down with daddy the first time and actually had a good time. I guess we felt so good about that success that we insisted Samuel go down with daddy too. It went decent. He was scared in the dark parts of the slide and when he came out and got water in the face or dunked under water, but otherwise he did well. Here they are in the toilet bowl part of this slide. It's fun.
After a pizza lunch Terry and the big kiddies went down more slides and I hung out with Samuel who hung out with his ball.
After we retrieved Ezra from my folks house, I had a very hectic afternoon getting Noah's chosen meal of cheese soup and spiral sandwiches ready. In the end, I got it all done, though it was a little late. Yummy...
Since we were doing a family party / Easter meal the following night, we wanted to save the cake for then. We used a coupon for some free Eileene's Cookies in lieu of cake and let Noah open a couple small gifts.
He was super duper excited about this little Star Wars Lego set with General Greivous (FOUR ARMS AND FOUR LIGHT SABERS!!!). Phew, what a day! It was a good one though. Happy birthday to our biggest boy!