Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Happy Decade to Will!

The children are ancient.  And now I have proof.  Will turned 10 years old.

Last year when he was 9 years old, he was not really in the party mood.  He has a tendency to be introverted and just isn't into partying.  So we took him to the Lego Store at Downtown Disney and had him pick something.  He selected one of the most complex Lego Technic Sets that have been released.  The LEGO Technic 42009 Mobile Crane MKII.

Large Crane moved to France with us
This year, we looked into having an event at an indoor sky diving place as Will has oddly mentioned that he is interested in that activity.  We know they exist in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, but didn't get a chance to check them out in person before we moved out of the area.  Since we were going to be in Michigan for Will's birthday, we thought we would check Grand Rapids for something like this.  After searching for it though, we realized that people would rather do actual sky diving in Western Michigan than pretend indoor skydiving.  Will accepted our proposed alternative, going to the indoor trampoline place.

We (me, primarily) also needed cake, so we went to Meijer and picked up this cupcake dragon.

We didn't feel like renting out a party room at the trampoline place.  They tend to have a weird sweaty vibe.  Fortunately, we discovered a Dave and Buster's a block away from Sky Zone and made a reservation there for post-bouncing food and cupcake consumption.

Guests?  We could have celebrated with Will, Alex, Dan, myself, Dad and Lee.  But we sent out a note to our friends and ended up with 10 total kids at the event and a bunch of parents.  We got to connect and socialize with friends we haven't seen in a while, and we had some kids to eat the cupcakes.  (That's my cupcake story and I'm sticking to it.)

It was good we picked some indoor activities.  Because LATER THAT DAY...

Happy 10th birthday, Will!  Probably the snowiest birthday of your life.

How far has Will come in 10 years?  He has developed into a mature, risk-adverse, responsible child.  He enjoys analyzing information and how the world works.  He is talented in computer programming and debugging.  He enjoys spending time with Alex, even though Alex can sometimes be a little crazy.  He reads nearly all books.  While he isn't really into sports, he does enjoy playing ones where he can form a calculated strategy of winning.  We are looking forward to the pre-teen years as ones where he grows even more and learns to appreciate even more of the world.  

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