It’s hard to believe that this little guy
is 10 years old!
This year, on Luke’s birthday, the middle school was scheduled to perform a musical, so we made birthday plans around it.
On Saturday evening, we had dinner as a family at Red Robin (YUMMMMMMM!)
Then, because Tuesday evening was going to be mostly tied up with the musical, I suggested that Luke might like to open some gifts early, so he’d have time to enjoy them.
He opened the first gift on Sunday afternoon:
It’s an AnkiDrive – super cool! You use your iPod or iPad to race cars on a special track. It’s almost spooky how it works. Thanks, Aunt Maggie and Aunt Caroline!
On Monday morning, he opened the next gift. This one from Grandma and Grandpa (and us).
Of course, we had to put it together. In the house.
Tuesday – FINALLY – was the big day. Luke turned 10! Dan took him out to breakfast and Andrew and I visited him at school for lunch.
After Dan got home, we all headed up to school for the musical. Both Maria and Luke participated. (Little did Luke know that Maria and I had conspired with the music teacher for a little after-musical surprise!)
Immediately following the musical, the music teacher announced a birthday in the fourth grade – LUKE’S! Everyone followed by singing happy birthday. And I mean everyone – kids, parents, teachers and siblings.
(His face is only beginning to turn red here!)
The grand finale gift and ice cream cake immediately followed upon our return home. Luke was pretty excited about the gift he received from Gran and Maddog!
I think this birthday is going to be hard to top!