We started with present opening just as a family after dad came home from school...
Grandma and Grandpa Keyes got him this little basketball hoop! Thanks guys! My brothers and I had one of these growing up and I have fun memories of shooting hoops with them in their room. Way. Fun.
Eric was pretty amazed.
Dad got him his own little UOP sweatshirt! But you know how little kids are when they're given clothes as a present....they just say, "Thanks" and throw it aside no matter how awesome it is.
Mommy gave him a 72 oz bottle of bubbles. Yes....it's half his size. It'll also help refill the cool bubble gun Grandma and Grandpa Pitcher sent him. Thank you!
Haha. I think one popped on his face.
You can kind of see that Wendy got a bubble...
Modeling his cute UOP sweatshirt while stomping on wrapping paper...
Later that night Lance and Melissa's family (who, by the way, gave him an awesome Hot Wheels car balloon!) came over for a cake and bubbles party. We forgot to buy some candles for the cake so we just used one from around the house. I think I taught him to be afraid of fire a little too well. We couldn't get him to look at it let-alone blow it out.
Then he noticed the cake...
and the world was right once again.
Meanwhile, Wendy was pretty tuckered out so she hung out on the couch for the duration of the bubble party.
After the cousins left and it was time to wind down for the night, Eric showed us how watching Peter Pan has paid off. He would stand on the arm of the couch and say "Fly, fly!" or "I'm flying", then dive onto the couch cushions. He did this for about 30 minutes.
All-in-all I think Eric had a pretty great birthday! =)