Sunday, October 25, 2009

Are You Ready for Some (birthday) Football?

Wow! Carter is 7 years old. For his birthday he really wanted to have a "football party." I personally loved the idea because that meant Garth carried out the whole event. They did all kinds of football skills tests, came in for cake and presents, then went back out for a game of flag football.
Preceding the football party, he had a joint party with my sister's kids (both with mid-October birthdays) at my mom's house. She even made them each their own cake. Carter had been saying he wanted a 20 dollar bill for his b-day. My mom was happy to oblige (easy shopping!)

He got to press cider and have more cake and presents with the Hamilton's.

He also got to have a birthday sleepover with Garth's mom. She took him out to Red Lobster for dinner (shrimp is the way to this boy's heart!) then to Wal-Mart to pick out a toy.

On his actual birthday I made his favorite dinner (manicotti) and he got his presents from us.

When he saw one big package, he said hesitantly "Mom, if that is something I NEED, I'm going to be a little disappointed." Fortunately, in the pocket of the snow coat that he NEEDED, was an Ipod shuffle that he was thrilled to get!


Natalie said...

What a cutie! I can't believe he's 7 years old. The football party was a grand idea and I love the football field cake.

Heather said...

7 years way.

Kellogg said...

I took a better look at the cake. It is fabulous. Love how Carter tells you how it is. Good thinking on the pocket placement.