I think Gabe had the best birthday of his life. At least that’s what he said! I’m so glad that I could make his 9th birthday so special!
It started on Thursday with a scavenger hunt to find his big gift from us. He wanted the Harry Potter Hogwart’s Castle Lego set but it was over $100! We agreed to go in on a basketball hoop with Matt’s sister and parents too…so we said that it would be way too much money. He had to choose either the hoop or the castle and he chose the hoop.
But we had a little something up our sleeve. We always give the kids their presents on their actual birthday so it doesn’t get lost in the shuffle with everyone else’s gifts. Matt thought we should do a scavenger hunt so he made up som clues that lead him to his big surprise. (Side note: my pictures are not the greatest because he was running around so fast!)
His final clue led him to the shower. What could be in there?
He was SO surprised and thrilled. We had his requested dinner (bone-in pork chops, potato skins and carrots…the kid has an awesome pallet!) and then had this oreo cake for dessert. As soon as the last bite was taken, he ran upstairs to put his castle together. He woke up early the next morning and ran upstairs immediately after to school to finish the 1290 piece castle. I’ve never seen him so excited!
Let me tell you something…this boy deserved this surprise. I’m so glad we were able to do this for him!