Thursday, August 20, 2009

Two Digits

The birthday boy...

For R's big 10 year old birthday celebration, he had a few friends over for a water fight, nerf gun fight, and a camp out. He had a great time. He grinned from ear to ear all night long.

Silly string became a part of the water fight. Of course, the most fun was to attack the birthday boy, who quickly dunked his head in one of the tubs of water to "hide" from the silly string.

R is preparing to get more water to throw at his buddies.

After the fun fights between friends, the boys each made their own dinner - something that M made in Cub Scouts when he was a boy. He calls them Chief Tinfoils. We had ground beef, onions, potatoes, and different seasonings for them to wrap up in the aluminum foil. Then, we all went to the back yard to cook them over the hot coals.

We also roasted biscuits on sticks over the coals. I think that each boy had two or three of these biscuit snakes before they ate their dinner.

Going along with the camping theme, M and I did our best to make a cake with a tent on it. We thought that we'd somehow be awesome after all of those Ace of Cakes and Cake Boss that we watch on TV. Apparently, the skills didn't brush off on us, but the kids loved the cake.

Blowing out all ten candles on his cake. R requested red velvet cake. It's not my favorite, but he loves the intense colors.

The boys all got glow swords and glow necklaces in their goodie bags. T had fun with the sword

One boy had a great time putting on as many glow necklaces as he could.

All in all it was a pretty great birthday for my big boy.