The official party ended around 7pm, but the real party started when we got back to the house and Kai got to play with all of his new toys with his cousins who were spending the night. I don't think any of the kids went to bed before midnight.
The next day, after church, we loaded up the car and drove down to Galveston. Kai spent the day playing on the beach with Ella, Micah, and Kaitlin. Ryan and Doug got to play a little too, but there play time was cut short by an infestation of baby crabs that invaded their pants as they were boogie boarding. (don't worry it wasn't just them-- the whole beach cleared out of the water at once with all the swimmers digging their hands down their pants-- it was quite a sight) After the beach we all headed into town for Kai favorite meal- Taco Cabana followed by Marble Slab ice cream. It was another late night for us-- we didn't get home until after midnight due to the Memorial day traffic-- but it was all worth it. Kai had a blast and we got to spend a lot of time with Ryan's family, which is always fun.
This weekend made me really antsy for summer to begin. Kai has grown up so much and can do just about anything. I think we are going to have a very memorable summer filled with family, friends, and fun.