Kol even got a copy of this book, with a personal birthday greeting from the author. Quite exciting. He didn't know he knew an actual author. Because so many people wanted to read it, we decided to read it together as a family, once we've finished The Hobbit.
The kids played games in the backyard, read books, and had balloon fights. The electrical work on the clubhouse wasn't done yet, so the clubhouse was kind of cold, even with a space heater out there. The kids didn't really care, though. Unfortunately, we forgot to take pictures - which is very unusual for us. I was too busy worrying about getting the cake served, I guess. I don't know what Kirk's excuse is (I'm sure I had a perfectly legitimate excuse, although I am currently at a loss to remember what it was - Kirk). Obert took pictures, though, so here are some from him.
|Friends exploring the clubhouse|
|Sitting comfortably on the loft by the skylight|
|Lots of room on the loft for others too!|
|The "grown-ups" stand around and talk|
|Trying to get the sparklers lit!|
|The "grown-ups" stand or sit around and talk|
|Kol trying to get a point across|
|Back in the warmth of the house, opening presents|