He finally got what he's been asking for for a year!
Sherry took him out on his actual birthday, January 7th. While they were out Stephen, Lucy, Iris, and I went to Party City for paper goods, balloons and favors. Then we picked up dessert. Then we went to Chik-fil-A and started tying balloons to chairs.
His friend, Will, was the first to arrive. Drew came several minutes later, then McKellan. I called my sister and we all hunkered down behind a wall and waited. After they walked in, we jumped up and yelled "SURPISE!" And he looked very happy!
They ate Chik-fil-A over angrybird plates amidst very animated conversation!!
Then he blew the candles on his Birthday Pie!
Then he opened presents!! His buddies each MADE him a card & got him something he REALLY wanted!!
I didn't get a pic of him opening Drew's card, because he received it later, but he loved it :) Saving all those cards from those sweet boys!!
Silly group picture! Why...oh why didn't I make him smile??!!
But what he didn't know, was that we weren't done!
First we all went for 2 rounds of Lazer Tag!!
Boys VS Dads & Girls
Then two rounds of Balladium!!
Boys VS Moms & Girls
I asked him if it was as good as he hoped...was it perfect?
Sometimes he's a "man" of many words. But most of the time, he's not ;) But he looked contentedly wiped out as walked to the car with a grin.
Happy Birthday, My Boy!! Clyde, you've exceeded my hopes and dreams. I have the most kind-hearted, loving 9-year-old in all the land! And he's the first to run to prop up his light-headed Mama! And he fixes things! I love you!! :)