Saturday, January 16, 2016

Eight is GREAT!

Nolan Bradley turned 8 years old on December 30th! It's kind of hard having a birthday so close to Christmas, but it's also kind of awesome always having the day off of work and school to be able to celebrate! 
It was a BB-8 B-day! 
He loves this new little droid! 
And he LOVED all the little details that made his day even more special. 

He raced downstairs as soon as he woke up that morning to check out his chair. 
And then we started off his day with Star Wars movies and donuts! 
And then we headed to the pool! 
This was our first visit to the newly renovated Parker Rec Center Pool. It was awesome and so much fun! 
Here's Nolan swimming through the Lazy River. 
And they LOVED the slide! It starts inside, twists around outside, and then shoots you through rainbows and back inside. 
Heath was finally tall enough for a body slide! He was THRILLED! 
This kid is JOY! 
Playing around and watching Daddy attempt the Rock Wall. 
Brooks was so proud of Mark for climbing the wall. He was clapping and cheering him on! 
Kisses for Daddy! 
He was having the best time and was so happy! 
He loved the splash area! 
Power Rangers in the pool! 
Slip Slidin'
Look at his cute body here! 
Squirting water...
The pool was the perfect birthday activity. 

Later that night when Grandpa got home from work we Skyped so that Nolan could open the presents they sent him. 
Happy to finally open a gift…he had to look at them all day! 
New Bad Kitty books! 
And the game SORRY! Thanks Grandma & Grandpa! 

Nolan had very EIGHT YEAR OLD birthday requests- burritos and ice cream! 
We met family at Chipotle for a delicious dinner! He can put down just about a whole bean burrito now. He puts a bunch of toppings on it and gobbles it down! 
The whole crew happy to celebrate our sweet boy…and eat some delicious food. 
After dinner we headed back to our house to open more gifts! 

 He was thrilled about every thing! 
 All of our family must know Nolan very well. They all picked out very funny, punny, witty cards for him! 
And he got such a kick out of reading each one! 
Auntie & Flobby ordered him a BB-8 alarm clock! 

He got a Hover Ball from his brothers! 

 $8 and another funny card from Oma & Opa! 
A Target Gift Card too! He was so excited to go pick something out. 
Slippers! He loves anything cozy. 
 Thanks Oma! 
 Thanks Opa! 
And while we were opening gifts…this one was being a ROYAL pain in the booty. 
I don't think he was liking all of the attention being on Nolan. 
Opa tried to tickle the ornery out of him!
He got Minion Operation from the Sloothaaks! Thank you awesome friends for always remembering our boys.
 And finally, a gift from Mommy & Daddy...
Reading his message from us. 
Some books and Science stuff! 
 After presents, we headed over to Coldstone for dessert! 
He had fun making quite the sweet creation. 
 It was delicious, but BOY were we stuffed at the end of the night! 

It really was the perfect day for my sweetheart. 

And here are a few last birthday photos for his birthday WEEK. Birthday WEEKS are the best right?! 
His birthday chalkboard. 

When his BB-8 clock came in, Auntie & Flobby stopped by to see it. He happily sets his alarm now for 7:15 each morning. And he stays in his bed until then. It's great! 

The birthday cupcakes he picked out to bring to school to celebrate with his friends and classmates! 
Loved being able to celebrate our boy and a HUGE thank you to everyone who helped make his day super special! 

1 comment:

Jill Sloothaak said...

I know nothing about Star Wars, but Nolan sure does make it cute!! I'm so glad that he could enjoy such a special day just for HIM! What a love!! That pic you got of him at the pool captures his JOY perfectly! Love him and you!