Mazen Turns Seven

Happy Golden Birthday Mazen! He turned 7 on the 7th and had a super fun packed weekend full of gifts and parties!

It’s so hard to believe he was this small…and that SEVEN whole years have passed by!

Friday Date

On Friday night Matt and Katie took Mazen out for a special pre-birthday dinner (to the Melting Pot which was fun!) and so Grammie and Pea played with Birch while Thomas and I went on a date!

I dressed in my new Athleta romper for the occasion 🙂 (Toms Lexie sandals on my feet)

We went to Bang! and got a handful of small plates to share. We realized after that we ordered all vegetarian!

We stopped by Tilman’s for another small plate and glass of wine before heading to Splendy’s for gelato to end the night and walk home.

The Birthday

We made special sprinkle pancakes for Mazey, and he opened a present every hour. Thomas made a scavenger hunt for him to find his brand new skate board!

He also got a ninja costume (that he asked for specifically to wear for Halloween too – win win!) and a cool suitcase from KK. Look at little Birch trying to be a big boy!

Emerson got Mazen his very first real guitar! I think it was his favorite gift. Matt is going to teach him to play.

Mazen’s Party: Jump Around

We held his party at the Jump Trampoline Park this year and had lots of fun bouncing around with some of his friends.

Matt and Katie made his cake this year – a decadent layer cake full of all things peanut butter chocolate! Those are Resee’s Pieces on the top!

Grammie brought the favors! Minecraft glasses and bracelets.

Rest Hour

We went home to rest while Mazen opened some gifts. Our car battery chose this weekend to bite the dust so we had to jump it a few times – including on the way to dinner!

Birthday Dinner

We took Mazen to his first hibachi grill experience at Sakura Steakhouse up by Target. He brought his good friend and neighbor Derrick along.

Our dinner was great. We were joined by Thomas’s side of the family, and everyone had a great time watching the chef cook our meal (onion volcano and all!)

Sleep Next Door

Derrick + Mazen got to have their very first sleepover! They sleep next door to one another every night so we figured it was time to combine pillows!

Football Sunday

Thomas was PUMPED for the first football Sunday of the fall, and so he planned a special smoked pork for the occasion. It was also the first SOCCER SUNDAY of the fall season, which I was more excited about 😉 We had a game at 5:00!

We had leftover pancakes for breakfast, and spent most of the day playing!

Hope you all enjoyed your weekends too, and that you have something fun planned for this week.

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