Cooper’s 9th Birthday Party

Today we celebrated Cooper’s 9th birthday! Our plan was to have a swim party at David and Janelle’s and then bring all the boys home with us for the night. Well when we got up Chester didn’t feel good. He wasn’t sure if he was getting sick or not. We decided I would go ahead and do Cooper’s party at David and Janelle’s but just not bring the boys home. I called Laura and asked her if she could come with me, so I could have another responsible adult to help watch all the boys. Thankfully she was able to drop her plans and help me out. We headed over to Janelle’s around 2. Carson & Brooks Cox and Kenley & Luke Woods were able to come. (We missed John Hunt, but they were in OK.) The boys used a bunch of energy up swimming for several hours and then Cooper opened presents and had brownies and cake before the boys had an airsoft war. I had brought Cooper’s birthday dinner so the boys could spend the whole afternoon/evening together. (David and Janelle weren’t home all day so we had the place to ourselves. Thanks so much Rutts!) Bobby rode his motorcycle over to join us for dinner. We had Stromboli wraps, watermelon, Jello, peaches and salad. The boys swam again after dinner until it was time to load up. I was almost done loading up everything and had asked to boys to load up. Well someone had the idea to go show the boys something on the porch. Another someone was supposed to be putting the jug of airsoft BBs in the car, but he got sidetracked and went to see what was happening on the porch. In the process of disobeying the lid came off the jug of BBs and we then had 1000’s of BB’s in the flower bed. Chester and I had told the boys that if they were going to have an airsoft war they needed to not shoot at any of the vehicles or the house and to keep away from the walkways and areas where BBs would show up on the ground, since they are trying to sell the house. Well instead of keeping those area clear we now had 1000’s of BBs along the walk and in the flower bed. So instead of leaving we began the hour long process of picking up green bullets out of the mulch. We were all huddled in the flower bed picking up bullets when David and Janelle got home. They thought we were weeding their flower beds. :-) We finally got the majority of the bullets picked up and were able to head home. Ches was feeling a little better but not completely better. So sad he had to miss out on Cooper’s party! (We realized later that he had just had a migraine and wasn’t sick.)

Gifts & Cakes table

Gifts & Cakes table

Bryant jumping in

Bryant jumping in

Kolby, the swimmer Dude!

Kolby, the swimmer Dude!

Kolby, Luke & Kaylin

Kolby, Luke & Kaylin

A Huge plane that flew overhead.

A Huge plane that flew overhead. That was with my lens completely zoomed in.

Kolby loves to jump off the diving board.

Kolby loves to jump off the diving board.

He just grins the whole time he is swimming.

He just grins the whole time he is swimming.

He goes under and comes up grinning.

He goes under and comes up grinning.

Fish Kaylin

Fish Kaylin

Digging for Daddy's present

Digging for Daddy’s present

He was so thrilled.

He was so thrilled.

The Official Guide for Adventures in Odyssey! He has read that countless times.

The Official Guide for Adventures in Odyssey! He has read that countless times.

We brought Kaylin's cake to share with the boys since we hadn't eaten it at her party.

We brought Kaylin’s cake to share with the boys since we hadn’t eaten it at her party.

Cooper wanted a Jeep cake but wanted brownies instead of cake. That was just fine with me. SUPER SIMPLE!

Cooper wanted a Jeep cake but wanted brownies instead of cake. That was just fine with me. SUPER SIMPLE!

Cooper with his "cake".

Cooper with his “cake”.

The Warriors

The Warriors

Ready for Battle!

Ready for Battle!

Drying off and warming up in the sun. Love the goggles Kolby!

Drying off and warming up in the sun. Love the goggles Kolby!

Kaylin & Kolby

Kaylin & Kolby

Dinner Time

Dinner Time

There was a beautiful sunset this evening.

There was a beautiful sunset this evening.

Such a neat place to see sunsets!

Such a neat place to see sunsets!

Picking up bullets

Picking up bullets

Chester came up with a fabulous way to sort the BBs from the mulch that we brought home. It was taking too long to pick through them so we just scooped up a bag of mulch and BBs and brought it all home to sort through.

Chester came up with a fabulous way to sort the BBs from the mulch that we brought home. It was taking too long to pick through them so we just scooped up a bag of mulch and BBs and brought it all home to sort through.

He would just tilt and shake the cookie sheet and the BBs would roll to the bottom and the mulch would stay up.

He would just tilt and shake the cookie sheet and the BBs would roll to the bottom and the mulch would stay up. Genius!


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