Dallin had a birthday back in July. There are definitely some perks to having a summer birthday, like no school, swim parties, and shave ice.
He requested a fedora and aviator sunglasses. This was right before we headed out to a pack meeting, so he's wearing his scout shirt. He looks like a policeman in this picture!
11 candles! We had a super delicious chocolate sheet cake, because apparently he doesn't like thick cake. Who knew?
He earned his Webelos badge and Arrow of Light, just in the nick of time. We literally finished all the requirements 4 hours before his birthday.
It's a good thing he was off school so we could get it done! It was a tad crazy!!
There's a reason they give us moms pins! Now on to Boy Scouts.
One of my favorite birthday traditions is taking my kids out to lunch, just the two of us. We went to a new Philadelphia Cheesesteak place in town, and it was super yummy!
Dallin had a friend party this year, which worked out great because some of his cousins were visiting from Utah. We had just signed up for a membership at a pool, and we had free guest passes for the whole month. Easy, free, and fun - perfect!
Afterwards everyone came to our house for pizza and shave ice.
After dinner they watched Jumanji in our theater room and opened presents. It was a fun party!
So what is Dallin like these days? He just started 6th grade (middle school), and he really likes it. He also started running cross country, and he's one of the fastest on the team! He plays the trumpet in band and still plays piano. He is funny, strong, creative and out-going.
He likes to swim, rock climb, boogie board, ride his bike, and everything else his big brothers do. But it usually takes a little bit of effort to talk him into doing these things because he would often rather stay home and relax. He's a huge help to me, cleaning, doing laundry, and playing with the little kids. He still loves baking cookies!
He loves to make videos and narrate everything. He was thrilled when he found an old camcorder (the kind that rests on your shoulder) from D.I. to use as a prop while pretending to be a news reporter. He has recently overcome his fear of roller coasters, and he still loves public speaking. What a character! We love this kid!!