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Last week we celebrated with friends, Lucas turning 8.



We made a cake, and Lucas picked a Minion.

DSC_0099-smallAnd we also made a Death Star as a piñata.

DSC_0096-smallAnd the day… oh the day we had!  A beautiful sunny day, at the end of November.  Who would have thought.  Lucas that day wakes up, and says “this is the perfect day for my party!”  And it was.

DSC_0097-smallA little chillier for some of us.  So Lucas set the fire wood, ready to be lit when we came back from playing Capture the Flag at the park.

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Lucas had so much fun.  He loves playing at the park.  He loves playing with friends.  He loves playing Capture the Flag.  These were all combined into one afternoon.  It couldn’t get any better than that!DSC_0157-small DSC_0131-smallWith friends of all ages.


I think everyone had fun.

DSC_0145-smallWe then came home to warm up… those of us who didn’t play and ran for an hour.


And of course we sang ‘happy birthday’, had cake, ice cream, snacks, candy, had a treasure hunt, and wacked the piñata.

Photo taken by Mark.
Photo taken by Mark.

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By the end, we had a group of tired friends.

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And the happiest birthday boy…


Thank you dear friends for coming to share this special day with us.