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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Samuel is six and a half!

By now you probably know (and might just be sick of hearing about . . . ) our half birthday tradition, rated by our kids as the hands down favorite out of all of our goofy traditions! We enjoyed a special time yesterday with our awesome 6 1/2 year old, Samuel! He has been telling us for weeks that he wanted to go to Waffle House on his half birthday (though we aren't entirely sure why!). So, the fun began with a waffle drowned in syrup, an egg and some bacon (and, of course, chocolate milk!). Next, we discovered a school near our house that has an awesome playground. It is set up as more of an obstacle course than your typical playground, so it was perfect (especially considering the current "American Ninja Warrior" craze at our house!) Following Levi's lead from last year, our next stop was the Porsche dealership where we got a quick look at some "fast cars". The salesmen made Samuel's day when they offered him a huge car poster! Next stop was Jungle Quest where our timid little guy surprised us a bit. He absolutely LOVED the zip line! He did a great job on everything he tried there and was the perfect size for all of it. We rounded out our special time with a stop at Cold Stone Creamery (Samuel has decided they have the BEST ice cream in the world!) Fun, fun times with a sweet little guy. I tried not to think about him being "half way to 13"!