Jack is now officially 7! We had a pretty fun day on his birthday…
First things first, we had to open presents. They were pretty heavily Star Wars themed again and Jack immediately got to work building some Legos and skating around on his skateboard. I’ve been giving the non-birthday sibling a gift the last few birthdays and I found a Queen Amidala costume for Casey that she loved.
We went to a Memphis Redbirds game in the afternoon. The Redbirds are a AAA affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. Pat signed the kids up for Rocky’s Kids Club and they got to go on the field before the game and make a high five tunnel for the players to run through. They also got to go on the field after the game and run the bases.
But the best part was that the big “Happy 7th Birthday Jack!” that showed up on the Redbirds scoreboard. They showed it after the 2nd and 7th innings. The first time, Jack wasn’t really sure what to make of it, but he loved seeing it the second time.
It also happened to be Nickolodeon day at the park and there were all kinds of shenanigans with slime going on in between innings. All the kids were invited to go get slimed by the slime-a-nator. The birthday boy had absolutely no interest in that, but his sister begged to go get slimed. I thought she might change her mind after seeing other kids get hit with the slime but she was determined to do it. A big bucket of cold slime crashed down on her head when it was her turn and she loved it!
On the way home from the game, we stopped at Baskin Robbins and let Jack pick out an ice cream cake. He found one with a golf ball and bag on top and assured me that he liked mint chocolate chip and we came home to light some more candles.