Since Grandpa was going to be out of town on Cooper's birthday, he came over the night before for dinner and presents.
|Two good looking fellas.|
Cooper had preschool on his birthday so after school we took him to Build a Bear. All he wanted for his birthday from Mom, Dad, and Sloan was to build his own Ninja Turtle. Request granted.
|Washing off Leo.|
|One happy birthday boy!|
|Sloan clearly enjoyed her shopping experience.|
|Taking Leo home!|
|That night we had family come over for Ninja Turtle cake.|
|Five looks good on you, Coop.|
The next day Cooper had his friend party.
|The turtle-tastic decorations.|
|Cooper helped color all the favors.|
|Cake numero 2.|
|First, the kids played Pin the Pepperoni on the Pizza.|
|Then they decorated their paper pizzas.|
|Those are some good lookin' pies!|
|We played the Candy Bar game. We also unintentionally played Try-to-Keep-14-Kids-in-a-Circle. It was less fun than the Candy Bar Game.|
|Hey Miles. What candy did you get?|
|Dave taught everyone how to be Ninjas. Namaste.|
|The kids had to hold onto their pizzas through the entire Ninja obstacle course.|
|The training was serious business.|
|Cooper's Ninja Turtle loot was substantial!|
We're so proud of our 5-year-old. He's smart, observant, considerate, grateful, kind, funny, and every other positive attribute you can think of. We're also so glad that he has such a great group of friends. All the kids at his party were so well behaved and generous.
Happy birthday, buddy! We love you to the moon and back.