One week after his birthday, we had Christopher's 10th birthday party yesterday in a traditional, old-fashioned birthday party (as opposed to renting a skate rink, a rock climbing gym, hiring entertainment, etc.), and enjoyed games, cake, and pizza. Musical chairs was fun with music by Lindsey. Christopher's hip-whomping technique led to him being the champ of the first round, and Rutger won the second.
From left to right, here's Christian, Adam, Cole, Max, Ian, Alex, Christopher, Garrison, Matthew, and Rutger. The boys were participating in a pumpkin seed spitting contest.
Here the boys were lined up for a popcorn ball toss.
Christopher's big wish for his birthday party was for me to bake an extra cake to smash in his face. This was one of his requests, but here he puts up a struggle for show. The boys thought this was awesome.
One thing that I forgot to plan for was a towel for Christopher's face afterwards. He waited patiently while I ran into the house to come to his rescue to see.