I think it's a very good idea to take pictures of the Birthday person at EXACTLY the time they were born however many years ago. Here's what Graham looked like the moment he turned 11 years old this morning at 8:15am.
Later we got the house all ready for the big event: The Duct Tape Party. Graham is totally duct-tape obsessed so this was a dream come true for him. He has been working for 3 days straight, doing nothing else, making items out of duct tape for all of his friends who would be coming to the party. He made wallets, bows, one-dimensional balloons for party decorations, a real working checkers board, duct tape flowers.
I, in turn, provided the duct tape. Oh - also green and yellow party supplies (his favorite colors). And I made him a duct tape cake, which actually made him laugh and laugh. Dude! He is not a child who gets outwardly excited. His laughing and laughing was a BIG DEAL, man! He L O V E D it. LOVED.
We totally covered the cake plate in black duct tape too. This was such a fun party!!
He had a ball opening his gifts and told me later that it was such an awesome party and he got everything he asked for.