Monday, June 11, 2012

8 is great!

Eight is GREAT! Mr. Garrett turned 8 years old today! We have been on the birthday countdown for a month now. We are all happy that the day has finally arrived. Garrett woke up to his bedroom door wrapped in wrapping paper and little presents and treats taped to it. The boys love this tradition. We can thank my friend, Brenda for the fun idea.
The doughnuts for breakfast tradition continues to live on. Lets just say that it is a good thing their Dad loves doughnuts because their Mom is not a fan!
I am not sure when the opening their presents at breakfast tradition began but they sure love it! Grandma Sandy and Grandpa Randy, Great Grandma Shore, and The Claytons are so good about remembering the boy’s birthdays and putting their gifts in the mail. A HUGE thank you to all of them. The boys love it and it makes me happy that they have those ties/connections/memories to family who don’t live close. He received birthday cash, new outfits, a new squirt gun, MLB Giants hat, a football Wii game, new swim trunks and flip flops. He loved each and every item!
The birthday cash was burning a hole in his pocket and so we headed to the mall. He wanted to buy a new MLB Giants hat(a different color) and his 1st pair of Elite socks. I know you are scratching your head and asking “what 8 year old boy spends his birthday $ on socks?” Are your boys into the Nike Elite socks? These socks are the “it” thing in the sports world right now for the younger generation. The older boys have quite a collection and Garrett wanted in on it! After all of the shopping, we enjoyed lunch at the mall and headed home. We ended his special day with dinner at Chick Fil A(his request) and birthday cake and ice cream at home! He loved all of the birthday wishes(via phone calls, Facebook, the mail, visits at the door). He is now looking forward to his baptism at the end of the month. Such an exciting time for Garrett.
Happy Birthday, sweet boy! We sure love you!


Julie@My5monkeys said...

Yes 8 is great and sounds like a fun day.

Brenda Johnston said...

He is getting so big! When I wrapped Paige's door last month, I realized I was out of birthday paper at 10:00 at night. So, I had to use Christmas paper--don't think she even noticed as it was snowflakes! Ha! : )