here. Miles, along with the other kids, loved it! Miles added his touch by placing a lego-man at the campfire. Cool.
Then we went to church for three hours. :) I was subbing in Primary and so I got to see them sing "Happy Birthday" to him. The gal conducting primary chose the sang, "You've had a birthday shout hooray . . ." to which Miles said, "I haven't had my birthday since it is today." So they sang, "You're having a birthday, shout hooray!" Nice.
After church we had lunch and Miles changed quickly into his birthday shirt. On Thursday or so he said he wanted a shirt for his birthday. I told him I hadn't gotten him one, but then asked what he'd want on it. "A lightbulb" was his reply. (Better than "scribble," which is his favorite non-sense word that he says a lot.) So I found something I thought he would like, added a bubble and some wording, printed it out on transfer paper and then ironed it to a shirt.. He loved it.
Miles really likes surprises. Sometimes they are sweet, sometimes they are not. This was definitely sweet. :)
Ben came home around 3:30 and so Miles got to open his gifts. He got some great books to read, some fun puzzle games, a Harry Potter Magic Eye book, some clothes (thanks to Grandma Dixie!), a spy pen, etc. His big gifts were a Q-ba Maze marble run and a 3-D puzzle. He loves them so!
He also got this 3-D puzzle of the Neuschwanstein Castle. (Per his request.) It's going to be a great project!
At about 4:30 we had the Formisano family grace our presence. Paul F. is one of Ben's best friends. They've been best-friends since their teenage years. He and his wife Shanna and their three kids now live in South Dakota. They came over to Littleton, then to Grand Junction (where Paul's grandma and sister live), then down to our house for the night. They stayed for the night and then Paul and his sister Lara (who came later and stayed, too) went off skiing to Telluride on Monday. Shanna and I hung out here, went to storytime, etc. Our kids had a lot of fun playing with their kids - I just don't have pictures of them. I think Ben got a few on his i-pod and so I'll have to take them off sometime.
Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipe cookbook he had gotten for Christmas. He chose "bird pie." A savory pie, of course. It sounded pretty weird . . . but ended up quite good. Ben thought it was excellent. :) Miles and Jonas both had seconds. Paul and Shanna and Lara that it was great, too. The rest of the kids - not so much. So there is the pie up above - the yellow peppers are suppose to be chicken feet. Bird pie comes from The Twits book. Awesome.
Then it was more playing, a quick visit and pictures with the Sister Missionaries since Sister Quist is going home this week. Then on to cake:
Anyways, it was a great day, I hope, for Miles! We sure are happy to have that noise-making boy in our family!
P.S. Burnt pretzels STINK.