Cale celebrated his birthday last Friday. 9 years old! I can't believe it. Since Andy had a football game that night, we let Cale open his presents before school that morning. He was pretty excited to get to see what his presents were.
Keeping the tradition alive, Cale got a new Wii remote (now each of the older boys has a new remote)
I love how excited Cale looks. I know, he knows what this present is-the board game Ticket to Ride, Cale specifically asked for this game after seeing it played at church. Then, we came home and watched a youtube show of people playing the game (Tabletop).
A new set of wheels. Ewan's face is funny in this picture and I can't remember why. It had nothing to do with Cale and his presents though.
Saturday, we played some more Ticket to Ride, watched the Doctor Who 50th episode and had Cale's birthday cake. We tried to make it look like a battlescape with some Halo people.
The birthday fun continued on Tuesday with lunch out with Andy after Cale's doctor's appointment. They ate at Red Robin and I'm pretty sure Cale had two rootbeer floats. A perfect meal for a boy that loves sugar.
What can we say about Cale? He is a smart, smart boy. And, he knows he's smart and he likes being one of the best in his class. Cale loves board games. He once said that he's "pretty much thinking about playing games every day". Cale has some natural athletic talent. He's pretty good at sports and I suspect would be better if he would practice. Cale is musical. He sang a little solo at his music program and sometimes, when the mood strikes, likes to teach himself on the piano. He's a great brother to his siblings. I know the younger ones look up to him. What a blessing he is to our family!