After last week’s relaxation, we found ourselves back to our familiar full schedule. Max has been participating in a school group activity called “Destination Imagination”, and this weekend was an opportunity for his team to get some practice. We also had some birthdays to celebrate, but we’ll get to that in due time.
We arrived early for the DI event, so the boys socialized and made some new friends while we waited.
When the time came, we escorted the team to their challenge room and I tried to snap some pictures without being too distracting.
I should probably mention that all of this was taking place on Christy’s birthday. Yes, she selflessly sacrificed her day so her eye rolling son could go along for the event. Thankfully, once we were done with DI we had the rest of the day to ourselves. Christy decided to celebrate by trying to relax as much as possible. We started by opening presents.
We had some nice meals (including our half-joking tradition of taking her to Jason’s Deli for her birthday dinner), put the boys to bed, and crashed on the couch so Christy could watch a movie she’s been wanting to see for a while. She seemed pretty happy about it all, but sadly she wouldn’t have the rest of the weekend to rest. We had another birthday to celebrate, after all.
Max did his best to immediately find the muddiest part of the yard and play in it. Thankfully I was able to mostly rescue his shoes…eventually…
I didn’t manage to get many good photos of the present opening process, but I did catch a bit of the aftermath.
After everything was nice and tidy, we headed outside so the kids could beat something with a stick.
After all the kids had taken their turn, it was determined that the best course of action would be to just tear him open and toss the candy out.
It was a slightly more exciting celebration than we had for Christy (Happy birthday!), but I think everyone came away from the weekend pretty happy. If you want to see the rest of the photos from the week, you can click here. See you next time!