Yesterday, Carter had a special day all his own. He requested biscuits and gravy for breakfast and it was granted. I hadn't made biscuits and gravy since I cut out sausage from my diet. I limit sausage consumption with the boys significantly. I figure one morning is not going to hurt.
After the yummy breakfast that Cole thoroughly enjoyed as well a fun party with friends started after lunch. While Stuart was napping we played many games/relays. Carter and Cole tied on the football throwing game. They had to throw from a distance into a rectangular goal. Each person received one point if they got it into the goal but hit the chain. Two points were given if they didn't hit any sides. A tie breaker was done at the end and Carter came out on top. Great job Cole and Carter! They both have a great arm and aim.
Another fun relay was having each boy run a distance to a pile of football gear to put on. They were to put on pads, an old Rams jersey and a helmet. I would then take their picture and they would run back to the starting line. Carter won with 34 seconds. The other boys score ranged from 54 seconds to 1 minute 26 seconds. I think Carter had an advantage for he practiced many times prior to his special day.
Everyone enjoyed ice cream and a football shaped cake. Funny story behind that one. I was up late Monday night making the cake because I felt guilty just having cupcakes for the party. I want my boys to remember in years to come that I went all out to make them feel special on their birthdays. At bedtime while tucking him in Carter said he didn't mind the cupcakes I had already made but he preferred a cake. He was gracious about it. So off I went to the store to purchase the cake mixes and ingredients for homemade icing. I couldn't in good conscious ice the cake with the pre made stuff. The ingredient list was scary. The cakes turned out well. I made two because they were small. Carter also was given a choice of a special dinner at home or to eat out. He chose to eat out. Fine with me! After planning a party and making two cakes late Monday night I didn't really want to make a dinner. We ended the day with a ballgame. Carter's team lost by only one run. The team all shared cupcakes at the end.
Needless to say I didn't have time to blog yesterday for sleep was a priority!
Opps! I forgot to mention the party favors. They were a special case filled with baseball and football cards. The company personalized them with whatever I wanted. I had it to say "Carter's 9th Birthday June 5, 2007. The ebay company was great to work with and they even gave me Carter's for free and put his favorite teams in his! We could of had all football cards but Carter doesn't care for football cards. His real passion is baseball. We had a baseball party last year and didn't want to do another.