(Levi, Xavier, Domingo, Aiden, Miriah, Brigham, Maddie, Tyson, Jordan, Zander, and Hyrum. 6 other friends ended up coming after this picture was taken)
This is our "off" year for birthdays, which means no parties. They still get presents though and they also get to choose something fun to do with a parent or the whole family.
But why not still have some friends come over on your birthday and pelt each other with water balloons?!
We just casually let friends know we would be getting wet on his birthday but no presents. We even had "Barbara's Cake." That's David's Step-Mom's cake. It's as simple as can be but it is David's favorite and has now become Brigham's favorite as well. It is just a white cake with whipped topping and then the canned cherry pie filling on top. I have to admit, it is pretty good....even if it isn't chocolate :)
Later, when Daddy got home, Brigham opened up presents. He declared it was his best birthday ever as he got money from Grandma Helen, a 3DS game from MeMaw and Poppy, a tablet from Nanny and Poppy and a Spinner Shark from Mom and Dad (along with some other random small stuff). Later he will be getting something in the mail from Uncle Chuck. Then he and David went to see the Minions movie.
As much as I love not having to mess with parties on our "off" years, I always worry their birthday isn't special enough. So to hear that it was his "best birthday ever" made me feel like I was successful. I'm pretty sure every year he says its his best birthday ever!