We started the celebration early as my parents arrived on Friday afternoon. The boys didn't know they would be here that soon and they were surprised to see them picking them up from school. Jonas just ran and jumped up on my mother and gave her a huge hug. It was cute. Miles' teacher came out right before Miles and when she saw my folks she said, "Oh I've heard all about you!"
Then at lunch-time Ben and I took Miles out. We had planned on going to the sushi restaurant in town, Sushitini. Miles had talked about, told his teacher all about it, etc. I knew he wouldn't love the sushi, but he was really in to the "idea" of it and so I thought it would be fun. Well we got to the restaurant and it was closed - despite the hours posted on the door saying it should have been opened. I was so bummed! Miles was too, but was definitely handling it well. Ben decided that as we decided what to do and where to go instead, he'd run in to the grocery store and buy a pack of California Sushi Rolls. So he did. And Miles had one:
Then we came home, blasted off balloon rockets my parents had picked up (which were super cool and fun - but by Sunday afternoon I had had enough of them going off! :).
Then we got to try out Montrose's new play-place. It is the only place in town like it. I hope it does well! My kids sure had fun:
After that we came home to open up the rest of Miles' gifts. He patiently waited while my dad and Ben went to fill up my dad's car with gas. Then they finally came home and it was time!
We ate dinner (his choice: elk pasties) and then started Ice Age 4 (his choice). The movie was super great and super funny. Truthfully, I wasn't too excited about watching it. Miles had already seen it at school, but loved it and wanted everyone to watch it. And we did. And it was hilarious. We took an "intermission" for some cake and ice-cream:
It was a perfectly fun day! I can't believe he's NINE!
P.S. Just for fun, here's a video of the balloons: