June 11th we celebrated Samuel's 8th birthday. The girls spent many hours preparing all sorts of camping fun for a two day camp out, which got rained.
Just the same, it was a special day in which we pointed out to Samuel that he will eventually have to move to a twin bed.
And Pa gave him a new soccer shirt.
And the girls bemoaned the sad decline in the quality and size of party balloons.
Brothers shared some birthday love
Kaitlin shared some Cricut love
And Carmella just fell in love... with cupcakes
and nutella on whole wheat
and party hats!
Aedan second that motion
And then Samuel kept everyone laughing as he read his new books
The big kids discovered the wonderful comfort and simplicity of bologna sandwiches
and just guess what they played all afternoon?
Topped with sparkler candles.