We started the day -- a beautiful one by any measure -- stretching our legs at a nearby park with siblings (all but Pepper who was working) and friends Theo and Jacob. (The Blitz was there but he was so busy gabbing to Ms. Colleen I didn't get any pictures!) All he said he wanted to do was go to Chuck E Cheese so after a little internal debate, I agreed. Over-stimulating environments are hard on him but he hasn't been in such a place for 3 years so we thought we'd try it.
They all had a ball. For the most part, they listened to our instructions, ate a few bites of pizza, and had a ball playing the games. I didn't love it, but it was made bearable by Daddy taking off from work to meet us and Ms. Colleen and boys joining the fun. It was really the perfect birthday for a 6-year-old. He got Legos from Gram and Grandpa and had so much fun building, we let him stay up to midnight. He still claimed not to be tired but could barely keep his eyes open! This is the blessing of a Spring Break birthday.
We capped the celebration on Friday -- Dear Hubby's birthday -- by fixing a shrimp creole feast and transporting it to Grandma's. (She is recuperating from knee replacement). I failed to get any pictures of that event (or any of the gift opening -- sorry Grandparents). The Captain had a terrier cake, decorated to look like Bubby, and Daddy had key lime pie, made from scratch by the invincible cook, Pepper.