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.


A.J. said...

What a fabulous celebration, truly fitting for the big 1-oh! Two digits, so hard to believe! Love the grinning all day long, such a happy boy he is. I'm honored to be the first one to comment on this special post! Happy birthday to our 10-year old!

CaliforniaGrammy said...

What a fun birthday party. I love the tent cake, I think you did a fabulous job. And it looks like the kids all had a great time!

Two digits . . . pretty important birthday, I'd say. My how time flies, it just seems like yesterday we took him to kindergarten!

Aunt Patty said...

Here's to the double digit birthday boy!! Here! Here! What a fun celebration that was! I would love to know what red velvet cake is! All that partying and then a camp out to boot! Food looks delicious and activities galore! You folks sure know how to party back there! Congratulations to the birthday boy, with love!

grandmaonthelake said...

Wow..what a super-dooper party!
Sounds like a fun time was had by all. 10 years old already???
Happy Birthday #1 Grandson.
(Great pictures Mom)