Yesterday, (admittedly more than a couple weeks after his actual birthday, lol) Asher had a birthday party. Looking back, it's actually been six years since he's had a party of his own. And, apparently, this may only be the second time he's had a party of his own. ;)
(Micah and Asher tend to have joint parties or no parties at all. Our birthday policy is that each boy gets to choose either to have a party or get a "bigger" gift from us...so often, we end up with gifts instead of parties. And, given that both boys' birthdays are in July and that both boys tend to want to invite the same people anyhow, their parties...when they choose a party...are generally joint.)
So. Asher was pretty excited. :) He chose to go to Loveland Laser Tag. And after much deliberation, he opted to invite just his karate demo team. They had a blast...more than four hours of laser tag, laser mazes, climbing wall, ropes course, bumper cars, 3D simulator ride thing, arcade, pizza and cookie cake!
A few notes about this picture...
1) Sophia would have stood closer to the boys but was warned that, while Micah might not smell as bad as the teens, he has been known to bite, lol. Yes, this is true.
2) Sadly, we were missing two demo team members. One had to work and the other's vacation plans changed.
3) I love this picture and think it does a good job of representing how fabulously this demo team interacts. Half of the boys have been together for four years now. The girls (Sophia and one more who unfortunately couldn't make it yesterday) joined recently but we've known them for a good while. Everyone but two of the boys on the team has or is homeschooled...which, I think, definitely helps them all be at ease with each other despite the range in age (from 10-17, I think).
Yup, happy party...happy boy. Yay!