Caleb turned 7 years old on August 22nd!
His favorite breakfast in the world is pancakes. He likes them super light with syrup and butter. I swear he could eat them every single day and never get sick of them!
He got a coupon for a free sundae at Culver's in honor of his birthday so he got to pick out a sundae: chocolate ice cream with M&Ms and whipped cream.
Caleb got some new church clothes, school clothes, gum, and this bow and arrow.
Another gift was bowling the next day with Carter and Daddy since there happened to be a special. He also got some tickets to a baseball game for him and a friend.
I am forever grateful to my sister who stepped in and saved the day for Caleb's special day. I was going on 7 days of being super sick with some sort of stomach virus, and I was still feeling awful on Caleb's birthday. He wanted to do all these fun things for his birthday including going to a water park that we bought season passes for, but I was feeling so dizzy and sick to my stomach. I managed to do Culver's for an outing, and I was barely able to keep it together for that. Ariane drove up and took my older boys swimming so that I could curl up in a ball and rest while Bryson took a nap. It was one of the nicest things she could have done for me because I was feeling SO guilty that I couldn't do more for Caleb on his birthday. It was also the last official day of summer, and he wanted to have fun!
Later, my parents showed up to celebrate with Caleb with some cake and ice cream. He got some new books to read (I know other kids his age are more advanced readers--he hasn't shown a ton of interest in reading which I'm trying to fix)
And he got the game Battleship, which we have already played quite a few times!
Matt had sole responsibility of the cake this year because I was so sick. He made Caleb a volcano cake!
Other family showed up to celebrate, but only on the front porch. :) They didn't want to catch what Carter, Matt and I were suffering through (I had it the worst).
I hope that despite Mommy feeling guilty for being so sick that Caleb still had a terrific birthday!