10. Double Digits. My little man is growing up way too fast for my liking. He came into this world so easily and he's been an easy kid from day one.
We typically have Zach's party at the pool but we decided to change things up this year (and when we woke up to thunder and pouring rain, I couldn't have been more happier that we did!)
He invited a few friends to play paint ball and race Go-Karts.
First mission was paint ball so they suited up....
...and went in for the mission briefing....
All ready to get their fire on!
(Zach and my niece Emily)
The birthday boy!
Have to say I was slightly disappointed they don't use real paint! I was hoping for some real messy fun, but the kids LOVED it and had a great time blasting each other with the pellets!
After paintball it was off to the party room for pizza and cake.
His crew with their new paintball hats!
Cake #1 - Paintball and racing themed...
My guess is he wished for as much cammo as possible! He would tell anyone that would listen that he "was gladly accepting Bass Pro gift cards"....three years in a row that is all he has asked for. I would say he's a bit obsessed.
And his friends definitely did not disappoint!
After presents it was off to get briefed on how to drive their go-karts.
And then it was GO TIME!!
The helmet was bigger than his head!
That was Sunday. On to Monday, his actual birthday!
He always likes to read his cards first before opening the presents, he's so polite :)
And I think it's really safe to say he was pretty pleased with his present!!
Most kids are into video games and stuff - not mine! He loves hunting, he loves anything that has to do with hunting, all he talks about is hunting, all he wants to watch on TV is hunting. Hunting, hunting, hunting! He's been using his bow in the backyard to target practice on a plastic block his friend gave him to use and he spends hours out there - the target was looking really rough so we got him an actual deer target. (Did I really just write that?!?)
All "cammoed" out and ready to shoot his bow!
Aaron and I took him and his friend Marshall out to lunch while they acted like goof balls!
For his birthday dinner he wanted the family to come over and have a taco bar. So that's what we did!
(oh wait....look at Daddy's shorts....you know the old apple doesn't fall far from the tree saying?!?)
Cousins! Abigail and Emily
Uncle Danny and Twila
More presents meant more cammo and more gift cards!
Time for cake #2. Nothing says happy birthday like a cammo Duck Dynasty cake, right?!?
He was one happy boy :)
Wish #2 was probably for enough gift cards to go buy his new bow - which is what he's been saving up for!
Happy 10th birthday my little hunter cammo man. You have truly been a joy since the minute you were born. You make my heart happy and I love you to the moon and BACK!