Gabe's 8th Birthday

Gabe is 8!!

He really, really wanted a pirate party. He had grand plans for a treasure hunt with clues and challenges and, of course, treasure at the end. Unfortunately, it's just been too rainy. Our yard is a sloppy, goopy, muddy mess due to all the construction.

The idea of having all those kiddos stuck inside our house wasn't a pleasant idea. We brainstormed ideas and settled on moving the party to Ben's office and playing Minute to Win It games. I was able to find most of the game supplies around the house and Ben made a store run to get the rest. Whew.

Oh, and I should mention; I was really sick. Like, just feeling awful. I drove to the office and decorated...

[caption id="attachment_2057" align="aligncenter" width="200"]Ready to Party! Ready to Party![/caption]

...and then I crashed at home. First birthday party I've missed. :(

I heard it was a lot of fun and Tim graciously took pictures for me.

Bunnies were held.

[caption id="attachment_2058" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Bunnies Bunnies[/caption]

Anna brought her snake.

[caption id="attachment_2064" align="aligncenter" width="200"]Anna's Snake Anna's Snake[/caption]

Welcome to the Nolen petting zoo.

Games were played.

[caption id="attachment_2060" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Cup stacking game Cup stacking game[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2065" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Spree Game Spree Game[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2063" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Oreo Game Oreo Game[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2062" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Fooseball Foosball[/caption]

Of course there was cake.

[caption id="attachment_2061" align="aligncenter" width="200"]Waiting for food Waiting for food[/caption]

And wishes.

[caption id="attachment_2059" align="aligncenter" width="200"]Make a Wish! Make a Wish![/caption]

He had been so bummed about the change in plans, but ended up having a great time.

I can't believe how fast the years have gone and how much he's changed.


[caption id="attachment_2066" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Just 1 hour old Just 1 day old[/caption]





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