The weekend of Wyatt's birthday party was exhausting, I tell you what. But, it was fun and worth it.
Ross parents arrived on Wednesday night for the week. The big boys were off-track and ready to party.
Friday was Wyatt's birthday. In our family, you get a friend birthday party when you turn eight, and Wyatt chose to invite a few of his good friends to "Bricks and MiniFigs" a cool lego shop by our house that hosts birthday parties. The kids got to build legos, build lego race cars and race them down a track, and then build a mini figure to take home. We had juice boxes and doughnuts and right at the end of the party, after all the Lego building was over, our Arizona cousins, Isaac, Luke and Jonah arrived with their mom from Arizona.
After the party we went to the food trucks at Petersen farm for dinner and nearly blew away in the wind, but the food was good. Friday night was Wyatt's family party. Wyatt got more lego's for his birthday than I thought was possible. He wanted to build them all immediately, but luckily we were able to space them out a bit.
On Saturday morning, Wyatt was baptized. There was some confusion with the stake baptism, but we ended up having a really nice program for Wyatt. Elliott gave the baptism talk, Aunt Cindy the Holy Ghost talk, and Wyatt was swiftly shoved under water and baptized and confirmed by his dad. This was the first time all the Howden cousins had been together since Elliott's baptism two years prior. Hopefully it won't be another two years before we get together again.
We finished Saturday with a really great soccer game for Elliott, one where they actually WON (Woo Hoo!) and had a bbq at our house in the evening.
Sunday, church and Mother's Day. Ross' brother's family had to travel back home but we hosted his parents and my family for a delicious dinner of prime rib, scalloped potatoes and a bunch of other stuff. By Sunday night, I was exhausted but it was a really nice weekend.