This Sunday Johnny had his first scrimmage to get ready for the season!
Of course PURPLE is the team color!
we just so happened to have an abundance of purple t-shirts from our make a wish trip!
I even ordered extra for Ben and Joey- knowing they were on their way home!
It rained right before the game so of course we all got a little wet but that was half the fun!
It was so good to see Johnny back out on the field.
He had a knee injury last year.
We won 3-1!
After the game we went to Snuffy's in St Paul for an ice cream treat!
It just so happened to be only hours until Sam's 8th birthday!
The children had never been to an ice cream parlor before!
Big bro Billy came to watch too!
It was so much fun to have this crew at the game and then to have a treat together afterwards!
Our waitress was amazing!
Extra hot fudge for everyone!
It was a first for the sundaes and malts, for most of the children!
Truly a highlight of the weekend for everyone!
Emma was thrilled with her choice of a hot fudge banana sundae!
And then it was this very special little boy's birthday!
Truly he is such a JOY!
Wait a second?
Who's birthday is it, again?
It's Sam's birthday!
Sammy invited only his best friends to his birthday party!
And finally it was the moment he had been waiting for!
He got a new bike for his birthday!
He's getting bigger and it was time for the next size!
Dinner at our favorite restaurant!
(shhhhh- it's easier for Mom and Dad!)
Mark brought his girlfriend, Laukii.
She is from Hawaii and is part Chinese.
The children loved meeting her!
Sam was very excited about his Ninja Turtle DQ ice cream cake!
And he was hoping to be able to blow out all of the candles on his first try!
Happy Birthday Dear Sam!
You are so much fun and such a blessing to us!
Making a wish!
And just as he was about to blow out HIS candles…
someone decided to help him out…
Gotcha Ava and Luke!
The mystery has been solved!