Sam on his actual 10th birthday!
...the next day, March 24, we took Sam and Willem to see The Lightning Thief musical in Toronto for their birthdays. This was definitely a rock musical aimed at pre-teens so while it wasn't my and Dave's favourite musical ever, the boys loved it!
On Sam's actual birthday, we went to a Blue Jays game with Tim, Janice, Tessa, Willem, and Livia. We try to get to a ball game together every year and this was the day it worked. It was also a bunnyhug (hoodie) giveaway. As I may have mentioned, we all love our bunnyhugs!
All five kids in matching bunnyhugs :) One size fits all (or not!)
The next week I was gone all day Saturday and we decided it would be too busy to host Sam's school friends so we had a casual party with his church friends instead. This is the point where they were all looking at, and discussing the periodic table. I think it had to do with "the best elements." Hahaha!!! After a pizza lunch, and some playing outside, they came in and we had brigadeiros, a Brazilian dessert.
I made an "arcade themed" Pac Man cake! Sam loved it!
Everyone came back for cake and drinks at our house. Then they all barrelled outside for the last part of the party and played tag. The parents came to pick them up and we had our own gathering on the front lawn while the kids took over the back yard. I served left over cupcakes and we all enjoyed the nice weather.
And now Sam is definitively TEN and we will return to our regularly scheduled, non-birthday program. Until Thursday, that is... :)