Saturday, November 23, 2013

Alec's 8th birthday

 It is hard to believe our youngest is 8!  Alec is such a joy to us and to his friends.  We had fun celebrating his party with a Minecraft-themed birthday party.  His "cake" was gluten-free brownies turned into dirt clods and large marshmallows transformed into mushrooms.  
 Friends were treated to 1 1/2 hours at the gym, then pizza, "cake", and presents at our house.
 Our wonderful friends, the Shullenbargers, have not missed any of Alec's birthdays.....Jessica is my birthday party buddy.  I am not sure I could pull off Alec's birthday without her!
 All of the guests posing with the "cake" creation.....not sure why the birthday boy looks so serious!
 On Alec's actual birthday, November 23, Alec's friend, David, stayed overnight and helped Alec celebrate his birthday morning.

 Alec LOVES Legos, and he received several sets this year.
 We spent a family day in Pittsburgh, first by visiting Gluuteny, a gluten-free bakery, and letting Alec pick out special birthday treats.

 Then we spent the afternoon at the Carnegie Science and Sports Museum...popular activities are always the rock climbing walls.

 Our new 8 year old with our 10 and 12 year olds....they are all even numbered until February (when one hits 13!)

1 comment:

Jenna Hartman said...

Sounds like fun! Tell Alec Happy Birthday from his "Big Buddy"!