This past Friday was a most special day. We helped Dennis to celebrate his 6th birthday! He is such a big boy-- unlike previous birthdays--he had been talking about and planning it for a few months now. He is so sharp and very in tune with his surroundings. He had even asked about me taking cupcakes to his class. Too bad our school system doesn't really allow it anymore-- there are so many rules about calories and all things having to be store bought. I probably wouldn't have even been allowed in the classroom since I wasn't fingerprinted by them. So I told him that we had something extra special planned after school-- and I didn't lie!
We all went to Chuckie Cheese's also known by a few of my kids as Chuckie Cheddar's. :)
All the kids brought their report cards and scored a handful of token plus I had coupons scoring us another 400 tokens. To top that off the birthday kids (Anna just turned 14) got another 15 tokens. As you can imagine everyone had a blast!
Sveta and Anastasia took turns watching each other play Guitar Hero.
Our friends joined us too.
All the kids decided to combine all of their tickets to get Dennis something really cool for his birthday.
Galina and Annalyn enjoyed playing Skeeball.
Here is Jonny folding up his tickets.
Dennis loved having his handful of tokens to do whatever he wanted. I remember when he was just 2 and we came here and he was afraid of everything. Not anymore!
Dennis waited patiently to blow out his candles.
Right when we finished singing he blew them all out!
Dennis loves to dress up-- the fancier the better. He especially loves to look like his Dad. He was so thrilled to get this shirt and tie.
Happy birthday Dennis!
You rock! I remember when we first met you. You were a fragile little guy who needed lots of love. Over the past four years-- a dozen surgeries-- and five birthdays we have fallen in love with you more than words can express. We have been incredibly blessed to be part of your transformation into this happy, strong, smart, sweet, handsome young man. Thank you for being you!
Dennis and I ready for church. He asked his Dad and his brother Caleb to dress up in a tie too. :)