Isaac turned nine last week. How the heck did that happen?! When he was three, I was pretty sure he wouldn't survive to age four, and look at him now!
The party was Super Mario themed. (Plus some orange, because that's Isaac's favorite color.) He invited three of his closest friends, and they wore visors and mustaches to designate themselves as Mario, Luigi, Blue Toad, and Yellow Toad. So. Much. Fun.
Here's the cake lighting:
(We got a special candle that had 15 wicks, with the center one being a sparkler one.)
I had painted the candle to look like one of those chomper flower thingies from Mario. (I accidentally painted it shut too, but it was supposed to open and spin around... Brittany burned her fingers a ton, helping push open the painted petals... She's a good aunt.)
The big "game" was hard to photograph, but it was bumping question mark boxes with their heads to get "power ups", and using those to defeat Bowser, to rescue Princess Peach.
Question mark boxes:
Power ups: (ice power and fire power)
Rescuing the princess:
The party was a lot of fun, and we were so glad to get to celebrate our Isaac! This boy is a sensitive, loving guy, who tries hard to always do the right thing. He rocks at math and art! His singing voice is divine, and his confidence in it is amazing. He's an awesome big brother, to both his younger brothers and his sister. I'm glad they have someone so wonderful to look up to!
(No, he doesn't wear glasses - he was trying on my old frames - this was just the most recent picture of him I hadn't shared yet.)