We had Ryan’s birthday party on Friday evening of his actual birthday. He had said for a long time he wanted a party at Edinborough, so we decided to combine family with friends and just do one bash. (Even though the late April weather was gorgeous that evening…inside of Edinborough we were.)

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All of Ryan’s favorite and most important people were there, including the two Grandmas and Grandpas, cousins Brady and Brynn, and friends Sophia, Emily, Luke, Jack and Ryan H.

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The cake? Star Wars. The scene where Darth Vader battles Luke Skywalker in the lava.

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And since Sam had a pinata, Ryan really wanted one too. He picked out a transformers pinata, which was completely destroyed by the two boys within minutes. They broke the pinata in the privacy of their own home the next day.

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Really can’t believe we have a seven year old amongst us. I remember when he was born, thinking about a child at age seven was UNimaginable. There was no way a newborn could EVER be a seven year old. And yet…

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For the record- things that Ryan likes at age 7:

  • Star Wars
  • Magic Tree House chapter books
  • Legos
  • physical activity, such as running around (shouting), climbing, exploring
  • hanging out/helping out with older babies and toddlers
  • playing with Sam/fighting with Sam
  • TV/ipad
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