11! How is that possible? Brendan is growing like a weed. He is a smart kid! He recently got into the magnet program for our district for middle school, we are really proud of him. He loves to read, play video games, play with Samantha, and EAT! He still really enjoys tae kwon do, and has been working really hard towards his upcoming black belt test. He can complain with the best of them, but he really is a great kid and we are lucky to have him!
It is a non-party year, and he decided he wanted to invite a couple of friends to go to the air show. It was a first for my boys, and they had a great time!
Afterwards they pigged out at Farrell's :>)
His actual birthday was on Easter, so after we did all the bunny stuff he was able to open his gifts. He was really excited for her new nerf gun and video game!
He also got new scout stuff since he is moving up from cubs. His scout shirt is ENORMOUS. It's an adult medium, but Rich pointed out that it needs to fit him for the next 6 years. He could realistically grow a foot plus in that time frame, which is kind of crazy to think about!
For his birthday dinner he picked steak, sausage, and mac'n'cheese (hello cholesterol!). For dessert he wanted a peanut butter trifle. This marks the first time I haven't decorated a cake for his birthday, I really kind of struggled with the fact that he is too old for Star Wars and superhero cakes. What is happening???
Happy birthday Brendan, we love you!