Monday, October 12, 2009

We have a 5-year-old in the house!

Nathan's birthday was October 8th, and we had so much fun celebrating with him! His birthday was on a Thursday this year, which just happens to be Steve's day off, so we spent the entire day together. The day began with a Daddy/Son trip to our local donut shop. Because this shop is owned by church members, and because Nathan was sporting his "Birthday Boy" T-shirt, they gave them all their donuts for free, and even threw in a cookie for good measure! So sweet!

Then when Nate got home, he got his gift from Steve and I... which was this:

Yes, a brand new big-boy bike. He was so excited, and of course he wanted to go out and ride it right away... and of course it was raining, but we didn't let that stop us! We took him out and let him ride back and forth under our overhang in the front of the house. He did so good! Then we headed to Kansas to eat lunch at T-Rex, an awesome dinosaur-themed restaurant. Nathan really liked that too. And again, because of his T-shirt, the waiter brought him a free dessert for his birthday!

After lunch, we drove back to the Missouri and spent a couple hours playing games at Chuck E. Cheese. And again, because of the free advertising on his T-shirt, he was given some free tokens to add to the 50 we purchased. Whew! All 3 of us had fun playing games together. Nathan especially liked playing air hockey with Daddy, and beating him 3 out of 4 games!

After all that, we drove over to Steve's parents house for a birthday dinner with them. Vivian had made homemade chicken nuggets, which Nathan deemed, "the best nuggest EVER!", as well as a super-cool birthday cake. And, they gave him two new BibleMan DVDs, which he was very excited about! And even after all that, the birthday celebrations were just getting started. Stay tuned for birthday party pictures coming soon!


Erin Welch said...

What a fun birthday!! T-Rex looks like a little boy's dream. Happy 5th birthday, Nathan!

Lila said...

I want to be a Howell!!!