Day 1 of Birthday Celebration: The Actual Day....
...where he starred in the "leading" role of The Angel Gabriel in our church's Christmas Pageant! Aidan was a clear-spoken, articulate narrator; Pax played the ever-wandering, errant black sheep.
|That Angel Gabriel sure is mischief!|
|Leo's own Hobbit Hole - entry by invitation only!|
|it includes a bright overhead light, a dimmer reading lamp, a cozy floor pillow, and a box for treasures (filled with writing supplies, a journal, and books).|
|Bouldering in the bat cave (low climbs plus lots of mats = no need for a harness)|
The party was so much fun for everyone. Even though I missed hosting a party at home, this party is among one of my favorites because of how much joy I had in watching the kids' excitement in climbing the walls, in listening to them encourage one another, clap for each other, and praise good efforts and great skills, and in simply being around the 8 very happy, sweet friends (and brothers) who joined us in celebrating Leo. (Yeah okay. It was also among my favorites because it mattered not one bit that my house was a total mess, both after AND before the party. Love me some destination parties!)
Alas, the epic celebration ended today, Day 9: Lunch and cupcakes at school with the birthday boy, his brother, his classmates and teacher.