I can't believe Bladen is NINE years old. Where does that time go?
A week before his birthday, Bladen finally saved up enough money to buy the new nintendo ds XL game system. He's been saving for over 3 years. He was pretty excited about it.
For his birthday this year, Bladen wanted a shark themed birthday. Bladen loves sharks. Every week he comes home from library with 2 new shark fact books. The kid knows EVERYTHING about sharks.
We pulled out our remote control shark that Auntie Tarrish gave the kids for Christmas a few years back & got it ready for the party.
I made the cutest little shark cake ever. Thank heavens for Pintrest & all their amazing ideas. It turned out perfect & Bladen LOVED it.
I also made some shark fin cupcakes. Bladen likes white cake, but he knows his friends like chocolate cake. He asked if I could make his shark cake vanilla & chocolate cupcakes for his friends. He's always thinking about everyone else. I love him so much.
He was SO excited for his birthday party.
We had shark goody bags with shark suckers, shark tooth necklaces, & sharkwater squirters inside.
He also picked out a 9 pinata since he was turning 9 years old.
My friend Nancy sent a hilarious backdrop of a shark attack for pictures. The kids thought it was hilarious.
This little man makes me SO proud.
For the activities at the party, we went to the park & played "Fish Out of Water" & "Sharks & Minnows." Both are tag-like games & the kids ran out all their crazy 9 year old energy.
Then we came back to the house & played with Bruce, the remote controlled shark. The kids got a kick out of controlling Bruce as he "attacked" everyone.
Bladen's favorite part is cake.
After cake, we headed outside for pinata time. That pinata almost didn't break, even with 8 nine year old boys trying to beat it down.
And then of course they all just wanted to play video games for a while. Typical boys.
Bladen has had a rough year this year. He's been picked on most days & bless his heart, he just keeps smiling. He has a very small group of REALLY good friends who look out for him & protect him. I am SO thankful for these friends.
|Eli gave Bladen a shark pillow pet, a drum card, & a shark lego figurine|
|Kam gave him an awesome shark book, magic set, dinosaur, & craft kit.|
|Sweet Frankie (Bladen's best friend) gave him a pocket|
shark book, shark ice cube makers, & a cool melting shark.
|Liron gave him a fun hot wheels set that he can build himself.|
|Luke gave him some awesome Star Wars Legos|
|Caleb gave him a fun game to play outside.|
|And Warren gave him some fun Star Wars Legos too.|
It was a great party & we had a ton of fun. Happy Birthday Bladen.