Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Happy Birthday HUNTER!!

 We took a trip to Splash Country for Hunter's seventh birthday.  I love having parties but it is a nice change of pace to make an experience out of the birthday celebration.  I will admit, David and I had our doubts on how fun the water park was going to be.  We aren't big theme park folks and I hate being cold and wet so it seemed like we were destined for disaster.  Boy were we wrong!  This was a FANTASTIC trip!
  I planned in advance to rent 2 cabanas.  A private spot for our group to eat, regroup and hang out for the day.  We ordered our lunch in advance and had it delivered right to our hut!  It worked out beautifully.  What made this trip so special was all the friends that joined us for the birthday fun!  LeeAnne came with her girls, Uncle Kevin, Linden and Eli, Chloe, the entire Turner and Dawson clan.  We had a blast and the kids LOVED having all their friends to play with.  David turned into a big kid himself and the men of the group were as giddy and excited as the kiddos.  I was surprised how fearless they all were as they tried slide after slide.  Even little Lucas, Alice and Blaine were tackling some of the bigger slides!  A wonderful experience, I know we will go back to this park in the future.  After closing down the place we headed to the only Japanese steakhouse in town for some yummy dinner.  Hunter loved his birthday dinner so much in Atlanta last year he wanted to repeat the experience in Gatlinburg.
 I think they look tired in this picture.
 David handling the Lucas situation.
 Happy Birthday love!  I hope you enjoyed this day with your family and friends and remember how fun it was for years to come!

 Sweet Chloe loved the park as well, remember she is part fish.
 The evening ended with dancing in the parking lot listening to street singers.  Perfect.

 Now, we had to have a little celebration on his actual birthday, day!  He also shares his birthday with another special man in our lives, Matt!  Happy Birthday Matthew!  Hunter is not a fan of cake so we had 2 yummy ice cream cakes.

 I bet you can tell which cake belonged to Hunter and which one belonged to Matt! hahaha!

Always fun opening presents.  Another blessed year.  I can't believe he is seven years old.  Sniff, sniff.

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