I think this is going to be the last year for Gman to dress up. Next year, I am totally making him take the little ones around. But, we even went so far as to get some make-up to make them all look a bit better than just trowing something on.
I think Birthdays are really just an excuse to eat cake. I personally like Ice Cream Cake, so when it is my turn to take care of a party, you can be sure there will be ice cream. This year was no exception for Luann.
Don't melt the ice cream!
Kiwi is the best to take shopping for events: she loves to pick stuff out, and she selected the flowers for mommy. Note that this was late on a Saturday when I remembered I had to take care of the party, so minimal was the theme, if that was not already obvious.
After being in boy scouts for nearly a year, Gman was close to getting all done with his First Class rank. But, there is always something hard to pass off: he needed a five mile hike. Luckily, we live near a very large park that has a very long series of trails! Now, Gman has not hiked this far before, so it was really an adventure worthy of the name.
Having Fun at the Starting point
Gman Photo Bomb
Once we get about half way, Gman is getting pretty tired. At that point, I think he realizes how much hiking still remains. The terrain is basically flat, as it surrounds a lake, so it is very doable. The first half was joking and playing, the second was head-down walking.
There was a nice reward after it was done: First Class rank!