Thursday, October 1, 2009

Zane turns 10!

Zane had a great time turning double digits! His actual birthday was Monday, but we celebrated it last Saturday. He started the day off with a football game. He kept asking his coach how much longer they had left in the game..hmmm...I think he may have been a bit anxious to get to the rest of the festivities. After his game we opened presents and watched some old home video of him in the hospital and during the first year. Wow - is all I have to say about that...the ole cliche, "where does the time go" is an understatement. After presents he wanted to have lunch at Texas Roadhouse. We left Noah and Elliot behind since Noah is under "lock down". Plus, I will not lie and say it wasn't very peaceful to have lunch without them. (does that make me terrible?) Anyway, later that night we set up the backyard to look like and army battlefield and Zane invited his cousins over for an Air soft battle. For those of you that may not be familiar, Air soft guns are BB guns that shoot plastic bullets. They say being hit with one feels similar to a snap with a rubber band. Air soft brings out the kid in everyone, as you may notice Brian and Uncle Jeremy in the middle of the action...They ended the night with by camping out in the backyard and roasting Twizzlers over the fire..(when one finds themselves w/o marshmallows, get creative).
Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to have a princess party or the living room littered with Barbie dolls, but I never get tired of watching the rough and tumble of my boys together. My mom told me I was meant to be the mother of boys, and she couldn't be more right. Even though I am sure to have many hair splitting days, I wouldn't change it for the world!


Weylin and Tori said...

Happy Birthday Zane! You are certainly getting old! Glad you had a great party! And Carrie, I know that you were meant to be a mother of boys! You are so good with all of yours! We miss you all and look forward to getting together again sometime!

The Douglas'

Anonymous said...

Happy 10th Birthday to Zane!! That party looked like a LOT of fun!

And Carrie NO that does "not make you terrible" to enjoy a meal without little people along!!!!!! Its healthy and normal!!!!! I hope you enjoyed every moment of eating without someone needing YOU the entire time! Every mom I know needs a kid free meal sometimes! :-) Hope you have a good weekend!!!