My parents are visiting for Thanksgiving and they haven't seen Hunter since August. His birthday was in September and he turned 9, so yesterday my Mom said to him, "You're 9, and in 9 years you'll leave home. You're half way grown up!"
I had never thought of it like that. Neither had he. We looked at each other and both of us were a little freaked out.
His childhood is flying by. It's scary. I'm not sure I like it. I can't do anything about it, so we carry on and celebrate anyway.
Since last year's birthday consisted of Disney World and his baptism, this year I wanted it to be LOW KEY. I found discounted tickets to the circus that was in town and told him we'd take him to the circus and he could invite ONE friend.
His birthday was on Wednesday and the circus wasn't until Saturday, but Wednesday turned out to be pretty fun too. Jason's mom surprised him at school by showing up with lunch from Subway and a balloon, soda, and candy bar. After school he had scouts at the fire station and while he was there McKay and I picked out a cake and ice cream at the store. McKay chose an oreo one because that is Hunter's favorite flavor of everything.
Showing off his balloon, candy, and birthday money from both sets of Grandparents.
And his gifts from us were this Engineering set and a new bike. I must not have taken a picture of him and the new bike--- it's orange and super cool looking.
Saturday finally arrived and we picked up his best friend Logan and headed to the Toyota Center for the circus.
We were impressed with the amazing stunts and animals. The kids loved it and Jason and I enjoyed it too. After the circus we took them to lunch at Hunter's favorite restaurant-- Olive Garden. He just can't get enough of those breadsticks. What a smart big kid.