Sunday, August 18, 2013

Cam's 6th Birthday! - Week of Aug. 12th

You often hear people say..."once you have kids, time will go by in the blink of an eye."  So very true.
It doesn't seem possible that Cameron Jackson turned six years old this week!!
Since Cam recently played in his first official baseball game, his parents thought it fitting that he attend a Whitecaps minor league ball game on Thursday evening.  And what a nice surprise it was to find cousins Coco and Libby at the game, too!

Saturday was Cam's actual birthday and from the time he woke up, it seemed his outdoor party couldn't commence soon enough.
Now a curious thing about this six year old is that he doesn't really like cake.  He much prefers ice cream.  However, many people invited to Cam's party do like cake.  Now, if you add the cake to the frozen treat, the birthday boy doesn't mind it so much.  Each of Cameron's birthday have been celebrated with a custom cake from Ryke's bakery ( With technology advancing in all areas, it seems only fitting that the baking industry has found new ways to express creativity.  The ability for a baker to take a picture image and transfer it onto a
Cam, Forest, Cousin Ollie
cake in an edible format is delicious ingenuity.  The real treat for Cam, though, was a custom-made ice cream sundae.  With over 20 toppings to choose from, the birthday boy's favorite was hand-crushed oreos and peanut butter cups over vanilla and chocolate ice cream, all topped with chocolate sauce and real whipped cream!  After the delicious dessert, all the kids had a great time playing in the backyard.

Cam & Ms. Kathy

Simultaneous games of whiffle ball, boccie ball, and bullseye were in full force.  After corralling the youngsters, it was time to take a swing at the Curious George pinata.  After each one took a few swings, each child held a string attached to the candy monkey and pulled at the same time.  Only one string actually released the "door" inside, but every kid thought they were the one that pulled the correct string.  It was a scramble for the candy and everyone shared quite nicely.  The best parties are the ones that keep going past the "end" time and Cam's party didn't disappoint, hosting the last twenty or so people for tasty pizza and breadsticks.
Forest, Ms. Kathy, Cam, Liam, Betsy
Cam was very surprised by all of his gifts- THANK YOU!!
A special thanks to Oma and Opa for picking up the Cam cake, to Ms. Ann for providing evening Cam care, to Ms. Kathy for spending special time with Cam during his party, and to all family and friends who were with us in person to celebrate Cam!

People come into our lives for a reason and we know that so many are here to stay because of our sweet boy!
In the wise words of Dr. Suess~ "Today was good.  Today was fun.  Tomorrow is another one!"

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