Today was Ryan's birthday!  Since my last post we've had Labor Day weekend, a week at the Oregon coast and a week of various birthday activities.  We've also had a visit from Mark's brother, a fiber gathering, a quilting class, a mom's night out and various other evening activities!  It's been some month! 


For now I'll recount the birthday activities this week.  It started with a birthday sleepover with some good friends.  It was a Redwall party.  Redwall is Ryan's favorite series now and we are in the midst of book 4.  Chloe made this fantastic banner for the door (it's now on the wall over Ryan's bed).  The boys took the theme to heart and staged a siege.


There was much feasting and carrying on with the delicious Redwall menu Chloe made based on the Redwall Cookbook (including the delicious cake above).


Ryan was totally thrilled with the beautiful sword handmade by Mark and painted by Chloe.  "I am that is", is a famous phrase from the book.

Today we had a different celebration at the park with our homeschool friends.  Chloe and Ryan decorated a whole lot of cupcakes this morning.



Later on we went out to dinner to round off the day.  More to come on our other activities and perhaps even some fiber arts.  This weekend is busy again with an event with Chloe's Venturing group and then Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival on Sunday, but I'll be back soon!