Monday, November 10, 2014

Will's Outdoor Wilderness Adventure Birthday

Will's Outdoor Wilderness Adventure Birthday

We celebrated Will turning 8 this weekend with an outdoor wilderness adventure birthday party at our land.  The kids went on a nature scavenger hunt, ate hot dogs, and made s'mores around the campfire.  We had perfect weather.  It was a little chilly but just right for this time of year.  It was so much fun that Will and his friends didn't want to leave.  The kids were so cute running around and playing outside.  Our friends and family are awesome and made it a great day!

Here's Will and his friends just before they sang happy birthday.

The boys on the nature scavenger hunt.  They are looking for acorns here.

Jordan, Ben, and Ty on the scavenger hunt.  

Food!  We borrowed the grill from Mark's brother and cooked the hot dogs on it.  We saved the campfire for s'mores at the end of the party.

Ty, Will, and Keaton eating hot dogs.  I love these three boys!  I have big plans for them.  I've already decided that they are all going to Texas A&M together where they'll be part of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 2029.  (I think I got the year right!)

It wasn't just a boy party.  The girls had just as much fun exploring the woods.
Here are some of Will's sweet friends.

What a perfect evening!

Everyone loved making s'mores!  It was a sticky mess but worth it.

Will and his best friend Keaton

It got too dark to open presents at the land so we had to bring them home.  Will couldn't wait to open them.  We have such generous friends and family.  He loved everything!  Legos, a circuit maker, Monopoly, birthday money and gift cards.  What more could an 8-year-old want or need! 

Here's a closeup of the invitation.

This is a wrinkled copy of the nature scavenger hunt.  We gave each kid a paper bag with the list stapled to the front and then we turned them loose in the woods to find everything.  Will (or maybe Ben) brought this bag home and checked everything off the list.  I saw some lists on pinterest and modified it to work for our neck of the woods.

Mark and I should be a bonus for the scavenger hunt for finding poison ivy and breaking out in a rash!  Luckily we haven't heard of anyone else getting it.  It was all worth it though!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Michele!
    What a perfect part for Will!! Looks like he had a great time. So much fun. And seriously, how can they be 8 already?!!!


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