Look out! He's twelve! Ian's birthday was on August 15th. We had a small party for him--bbq, presents, cake and ice cream, and a movie out back with a few friends and family. (Hmmm, it seems like we did this same thing last year....must have been a hit.) Does this picture indicate what his energy was like all day long? I think someone was pretty excited. lol
I also made cupcakes for our guests to eat. They turned out so cute! I just took a regular chocolate chip cookie and a small circle cookie cutter to make the mini cookies for these. The kids loved them!
Ian had to watch his loot. His little sister thought he got pretty cool gifts. She wanted to check them out a little closer and play with them too.
Ian was able to blow out all twelve candles. :)
After cake and ice cream, it was movie time. This year we flipped our movie screen from the back of the house to the swing set. With the grassy hill in our backyard it was kind of like stadium seating this way. The king size sheet was perfect to go between the poles of the swing set. A couple of clothespins were all it took to hold it in place. It was awesome! We watched The Lorax. It's a cute show.
Grandma and Grandpa Millett's gift came a few days after his birthday. He wanted pictures as he opened each gift. Glad he requested that. This face is priceless as he sees a whole package of candy bars for himself! (He still has a couple of them in the fridge--talk about making them last!)
So much so that he had to go get dressed in his church clothes so I could, "Get the full effect", as he put it. lol I love that kid. Here's his Men in Black look.
Happy 12th birthday Ian!