The thing that Harri wanted most for his birthday was a Fitbit. He loves running in the Parkrun (when it's not soccer season) and really wanted to be able to time himself. He also got a new basketball which he had wanted for a while and some other little things he had wanted.
After school Aaron's Dad and Step Mum Carrol came to visit.
last year and the year before but somehow he talked me into it again this year! He kept saying how he really wanted to have a party with his friends as they're all in grade 6 and next year they won't all be going to the same school together. The funny thing was that Harri makes friends so easily and has lots of friends that go to different schools as he gets to know them through soccer and basketball, so he ended up inviting boys who go to four different schools in the end! It's nice that he has different friends and they all knew each other through sport as well.
He decided he wanted to go to Airtime again and I was happy with that as it's easy enough as the boys keep themselves occupied and I just have to provide the food.
They're all lovely boys, but let's just say that I'd much prefer to have an 8 year old birthday party any day! They were very loud (sorry to the people having a party next to us!) and there was lots of competing to see who was the loudest, funniest or coolest. It reminded me why I chose to teach Early Childhood rather than Primary children at school :)Cupcake Fairy who is so generous and kind and offered to make Harri a cake again this year. He loved it.
Another birthday down...until the next one in just over a week.