April 9, 2021-Happy 8th Birthday (Party) Whitman!

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  • I woke up this morning ready to tackle my list. I had quite a few things that I needed to do-actually, this is a two list weekend since I have already made a list for tomorrow and Saturday plus there are multiple lists for tomorrow morning's first soccer game.
  • Before most kiddos were up, I had already emptied the dishwasher and pulled out school for most folks. Then people did start coming downstairs-the boys were first followed by Campbell and Keaton. We didn't see Reagan until around noon.
  • Campbell, Keaton and Whitman all helped me decorate and plan the games for Whitman's party. We had quite a few games and even one complicated one so it took all of us to figure everything out.
  • I did take Bentley on a walk today. Well, we walked some until we came upon some loose dogs. They played for a bit, but then one started to growl so I picked Bentley up. Then I was the one getting the workout lugging Bentley back to the house because the loose dog followed us all the way home. 
  • I guess our walk was enough to wear Bentley out because she then snoozed on my bed for a good while afterwards. Now, I am not too sure at all how she did get on my bed, but she was there and she must have liked it because she stayed there.
  • Soon I had great intentions of getting on the treadmill. I was actually headed to put on my shoes when Robby came in with a movie that I was returning to the library and said that we should watch it. Well, how could I resist laying in the floor watching a movie? So that is what I did. 
  • After the movie, Reagan drove us to drop off some shoes at someone's house. It was about to start raining so that was perfect practice for her driving in the sprinkling rain. She did just fine-she does go a wee bit faster than I would like for her to go though. Now next week, I need to get Anderson driving some.
  • Then it was home to work on the final party game. I also had time to help Reagan with school and get school ready for next week before our guests started arriving. Whitman had Maia, Eli, Brody, Ryan, and Michael at his party along with Grannymom, Grandpa, Jason, Nonna and Pops. 
  • His birthday was right in the middle of the all of the mess last year so it was just pretty sad. We tried to do it up big at home, and even talked about his party, but things just continued to be crazy. Anyway, I do think that we made up for that this year.
  • We had a "Gaming" theme-so the first thing that we did was play Roblox Jail Break inspired Jenga, followed by Minecraft Bingo. Then it was time to eat pizza for supper. Next up was pin the tail on the Minecraft pig followed by the huge game of real life Among Us. Then there were presents, cake, ice cream and a little bit of Mario Cart to end the evening.
  • Whitman had a great time-he is really growing up. And let me brag on my bigs for a bit. They were all over it-they helped me plan, they helped serve the food, they helped play the games, they helped clean-they did a lot. All of their work definitely did not go unnoticed by me for sure.
  • After the party, some folks stayed a chatted a bit, but by 9:30 the house was straight and the birthday gifts were all laid out! 

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