Nick celebrated his "golden birthday" this year ~ he turned 13 on Friday the 13th! Even though he had to go to school, he still had a happy day. :) It had (FINALLY) snowed the day before, so after school Nick and Ben went out to play in it:
That evening, the five of us drove over to the Rainforest Cafe for a birthday supper. Here we are, at our table:
Checking out some of the fish:
And under the restaurant sign:
Then we went home for a family party. I like this cute photo of the two brothers!
A mandrill! (From Ben. Emmalie gave him a meerkat, and both siblings gave him a small bag of magnetite rock, which Nick had really liked when he saw it at the Rainforest Cafe.)
George and I gave Nick this shirt, and we also bought him another Wild Encounter at Brookfield Zoo, which he will attend in March.
George and Nick:
The birthday boy with his yummy cake! Nick had read about peanut butter pound cake in a book and requested one for his birthday. I found a recipe that used chocolate chips along with peanut butter, and we decided to use that one. It was delicious! :)
Since it was his golden birthday, I put up yellow streamers and bought yellow balloons. (And, since Nick's favorite color is yellow, anyway, it worked out well!)
Happy Birthday, Nick! Hope you have a wonderful time being 13!!