This weekend we celebrated hard because 11 is a big deal! It is his first replicated digit birthday and it's a strobogrammatic prime (same upside down as right side up)! Neither of these facts impressed him but I like to play up the fun in numbers. Another fun fact: 11 is the number of points the leaf has on the Canadian flag! #lameoldersister
Mike is really into shoes and his
obsession passion has intrigued Philip so we thought it would be fun to get him his first pair of Jordans as a birthday present! Philip also is starting to show a bit of an interest for the NBA and different basketball players. There was a very limited pair that released the weekend of Philip's birthday so Mike took Philip to wait outside the store an hour and a half before it opened in case there was a huge lineup. There wasn't, but there could have been! Mike often has to wait in lines bright and early in the morning to ensure he is able to buy a pair for himself before they sell out. I joined them a few minutes before the store opened as to not miss the experience. Philip was SO excited to put them on and he was very proud to wear them to school on Tuesday! Also, I think Mike's team preferences are starting to rub off on Mike! I think it's so sweet how Philip looks up to Mike so much.
After the shoes excitement, we took Philip to a local baseball diamond to play some catch and practice hitting. When we asked Philip what he wanted to do on his birthday, that was his first request. I think he was really excited to pick up some pointers from Mike. The weather was gorgeous and we all had a great time throwing the ball around!
After the park and some lunch, we headed to Philip's second requested activity: a trip to SkyZone! I had seen indoor trampoline places on TV and had wanted to go to one for the longest time. Jumping around made me feel like a kid again and I couldn't stop laughing and smiling! It was so fun and definitely a great workout. I was sweating after just a few minutes of jumping! The boys then headed over to the basketball section where you bounce your way over to a net to shoot. They both said that part was their favourite! I managed to get a few pictures from there but I still haven't perfected the art of photographing mid-bounce so pardon the blurriness! I definitely want to go back though!
Once we were all jumped out, we joined my mom for some cake and sparklers. Philip chose an Oreo cake that was so delicious! I am a huge advocate of the birthday person choosing which cake to have and he made a very good choice! I was drooling over a chocolate brownie cheesecake but that will have to wait until December when it's my turn!
I love you, Philip!
In case you missed it, here's a recap of Philip's 10th birthday!