Ben’s birthday falls on a Tuesday this year … a really busy Tuesday as it happens. So we wanted to do it up right on Saturday while we could. Ben is big into trains right now so we made a visit to the Colorado Railroad Museum. I’d asked my parents to get Ben a membership for his b’day which they were game to do. The membership there is extra nice because it includes 7 people and either my folks or Matt and I can take the kids. My parents, sister, grandma, Matt’s mom (in town for the weekend) joined us as well as our good friends and their boys.
Ben had a pretty good time.To say the least.
After the museum we all headed back to our house for a bbq. It was a bit of a mad scramble, but we got appetizers out and dinner on the table in a pretty big hurry. Burgers, dogs, baked beans, green beans, YUM. Everyone was a big help, scurrying around the house like ants getting things going.
Mom did a great job decorating Ben’s fruit pizzas with fruit.
Ben got many great gifts, and quite a few of them blunt objects from the light sabre Tabby gave him (he will be happy to spar with her and her purple one) to the baseball bat Matt and I got for him. He got lovely books, Ice Age DVD, some clothes, cash, a gift card and a few toys. He was very spoiled.
And he was super excited to con Daddy and Aunt Gaga into tricking out his big-boy bed with his brand new Buzz Bedding. It was a good good birthday celebration. Hopefully we still have a couple of tricks up our sleeves for the official day.