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Birthday, Boise and Bikes, Oh My!

Last week was crazy busy. Crazy. Crazy busy. Seriously. First up was Sam's seventh birthday.

We were thinking back, and this is probably his first actual not just family members birthday party. Whoops.  He loved every second of it.

Instead of Pin the Tail on the Donkey, we played Feed the Sam with little printed pictures of all his favorite foods. 

Ponytail and plumber's crack. I'm saving this one for his high school yearbook.

The favorite gift might just have been a game and a set of play handcuffs from the girl he is currently planning on marrying. It was the one that just had to be opened and used immediately. He also got a lot of building toys like K'Nex, Lego and Magformers. He was very happy.

That was Wednesday. Thursday we found out an offer had been made on the house we've been renting and we had 30 days to move. Hello, panic.

Saturday we went on a trip to Boise with some friends. We made the 2 hour drive, ate lunch out at Olive Garden to make our kids very happy, I took our kids to the zoo while Brendan and friends went to see another friend's play, we walked around the greenbelt and downtown a bit, ate dinner at our absolute favorite place (Boise Fry Company, yumm) went to the game store, and drove home. Out of all that, the only pictures I took were the ones my kids demanded I take of them at the zoo. Next time, I swear- at least one group selfie.

That goose later bit Sam. He says it was his favorite part of the zoo, though.

We take pretty much the exact same pictures every time we go to the Boise Zoo- 2010, 2011, and 2013. Looks like there was a trip in 2015 as well which got photographed but not blogged.  One day I'm going to creatively frame some of them together. It brings out all the mother feels to see them get bigger and grow up from year to year.

And then Easter yesterday. There were no special Easter outfits. No time to make them this year and none I liked in the stores. Being able to make my own has made me pretty picky. So, they wore their Easter outfits from last year and I didn't take any pictures. But, there was one amazing Easter surprise-

New bikes! They had all outgrown and worn out their old bikes. So, Easter morning they found baskets with candy and a note hidden on the bottom to go and look in the garage. There were actual screams of joy when they saw them. They declared it the best Easter ever and I have to agree.


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