A King Kong birthday for Michael…

After watching the Jack Black version of “King Kong” a few weeks ago, Michael said he wanted a King Kong birthday, so Leah obliged and made him a really, really cool birthday cake!

Here’s King Kong on a chocolate cake with icing trees, an icing waterfall and cupcake towers with “Anne Darrow” (a Polly Pocket) on top!

How can my baby be 8 years old?!?

I decorated our chalkboard.

We alternate which year the kids have a larger celebration (a party or a weekend getaway). This was Michael’s “family year” so he wanted us to eat lunch at his favorite restaurant, Red Robin.

Also, you can’t tell from the picture ABOVE but Michael wore his pajamas because, as he put it, “You should be comfortable on your birthday.”

Michael is touching a fossilized allosaurus tooth that we gave him for his birthday for his dinosaur fossil collection. He hates being told to smile for a picture… a daunting problem for an introverted child with a camera-happy mommy! 😐

Leah is really into “Dr. Who” so she made him a card that really only makes sense if you watch that show!

Michael and his buddy Brogan went to the movies and then camped out in Brogan’s yard to celebrate HIS birthday. They were born two days apart.

This is what I posted on Instagram on his birthday:

Michael was born, then he went to preschool and today he’s 8. That’s exactly how it happened and it was that fast! I hugged him and kissed him this morning and it was just like kissing his little forehead right when he was born and wrapped up like a little burrito… except this time he ran off to find his cleats for his football game. <big sigh>

Happy Birthday to my precious baby who’s all grown up!!

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