Marilu picked up Lucas and 3 of his best friends from school and they went to see Cars 3, which as luck would have it opened on his birthday. Afterwards, they came back to the house for a couple hours of play as well as pizza and cake.
For the cake, Lucas decided he wanted MY favorite cake, the always popular Coca-Cola cake that I've had for most of my birthdays since I was a kid. It's not fancy, but damn, it's tasty.
The obligatory singing video, which goes on much longer than when I was a kid.
And yes, he was eating a cucumber while blowing out his candles.
After the singing and candles, I took a few pictures before the boys dug in.
And here's a final shot of Lucas laughing with Parker while opening his presents.
Over the weekend, I asked Lucas is he would have rather had the large party, and he said that he really liked the smaller version. I'll tell you this, it was a lot less work for me and Marilu since we were going to have to run a bunch of events so we weren't complaining. Odds are, this is more like what the parties will be like going forward so I guess we'll just have to get used to it. He's already thinking about a sleepover next year so that ought to be...interesting.