Due to Dandelionslayer's unusual schedule at work, we got to celebrate Scoot's 9th birthday for over a week!
B-1: Special dinner of Japanese chicken curry sauce with rice.
Birthday: Opened gifts from family,
including a small white Totoro, to go with the blue one I crocheted for D2. You can find the patterns here.
B+4: Free ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery. Scoot chose Oreos mixed into mint ice cream. And it was pretty small, so the Caterpillar and Rollo chose strawberry ice cream with cherries, and Dandelionslayer and I shared a featured brownie-peanut butter creation that was just perfect.
B+8: The birthday party, with Black Forest Cherry Cake, and
a total of 9 boys to play Capture the Flag, Murder in the Dark, and, everyone's favorite, Pile on Dad.
And they stayed all night. I think they went to sleep eventually, but by the time I got up the next day, they were already playing a board game. After the five guests had left, the usual four boys' hijinks seemed very calm and quiet.
And Scoot was happy. After being celebrated for 9 days, who wouldn't be?