Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Look who's eight!

Today, is Austin's birthday.

Because we have baseball practice tonight at 6:30pm, we decided to have his birthday party yesterday after school. The theme: the Amazing Race.
I wrote out clues for them to get to their next location (I drove them in our mini-van) and when they reached the location, they received their next clue, which had a task for them to complete. When they completed the task, then they received another clue.
It was lots of fun. I took them to the beach where they ran the length of the boardwalk and back, to our church where they counted the number of green stained-glass windows (32), to the baseball diamond where they all had to hit a ball I pitched to them (they enjoyed this one so much, they all did it twice!), to the Reasearch station, where they had a drink and then did a three-legged course and to the Arlington hotel, where they posed for a picture.
Here are some of my favourite pictures from the party:
(At the beach.)
(At the research station.)
(Austin looking so cute in his buff.)
(I always love the pleased smile on Austin's face after he's blown out his candle.)
Thanks for looking!


Heather said...

Happy Birthday Austin. LOoks like you had a great time.

Eva said...

Wow, you put a lot of effort into that party! Good for you!

jenn said...

What a great idea for a party!

valerie said...

Such, such, such a cool idea for a party -- made even more special because of the family time you spend with him and AR :) tfs, Leigh!

Marcy said...

Such an awesome idea Leigh!!

Heather M. said...

What a sweet party! Austin is a lucky boy! Happy belated birthday! I can't believe he's 8 already!