After opening presents and fulfilling a birthday breakfast request, we spent the rest of the morning putting together Lego sets and practicing magic tricks (Grandma Benson sent him a magic set for his birthday and I hate to brag, but I'm pretty sure I'm the best magician in the house).
(Chief apparently wanted to be next...he must have known we missed his birthday.)
Then I whipped up some cow costumes (thanks to Autumn and her generous donation of a lifetime supply of felt) and we headed to Chik-fil-a for cow appreciation day. (I'm ticked I didn't take any pictures.) Then off to Target for more Star Wars Legos courtesy of Grandma and Grandpa Smith.
We hustled home to change for a trip to Zoombezi Bay. (No pictures again...who wants to worry about a camera at a water park?) I've always been hesitant to take the kids to a water park so young, but it was a blast. Parker was tall enough for every water slide. And Reid could ride a few. But they were mostly content to shuffle between the wave pool, the lazy river and the kid section.
We came home for some late night cake and sparklers left over from the 4th.
(50 points to anyone who can tell me which location from Star Wars Parker requested for a birthday cake.)
Parker is everything you would hope for a seven year old to be. He's a very bright kid and can apply his smarts to all parts of his life. He's observant, inventive, and precise. He's helpful at home...even when I don't ask it of him. And I can always count on him for a job well done. He's a responsible kid with all the traits of an oldest child. I love watching him grow up.