Aah, the Birthday Boy had a great day. Nothing like turning 9, right? He wanted a Denver Broncos themed birthday, and we did the best we could but ended up with colors more like Miami. Shh. Don't tell him. He considered going darker with the blue but I really didn't want to turn everyone into Smurfs and figured more food coloring would do just that. In the end, he was happy, and that's what matters. He decorated the cake himself.
So I re-decorated the cake.
Right after school a couple of his friends came over. These two are twins, a year older than he is, but probably his best friends. We keep their baby brother in our daycare and these guys have become fast friends. They insisted on having him open his gifts immediately, and it was easy to see why. They got him a football - which they rushed outside to play with right away.
They also bought him an art book and a set of artists pencils. The last time they were over the boys spent hours reading over the Calvin and Hobbes books we have. One of the twins told him they got him those art supplies so he could create his own comic strips.