Today we had Austin's family birthday party. It went well, but once again, I was unprepared. Shawna was here for the weekend and she got put to work big time and I felt bad for not thinking things through better. Thank you sooo much for all of your help Shawna...you're awesome!!! We ran around like chickens with our heads cut off all morning to get everything organized, but it worked out in the end!
Ever since doing so well on his photography at fair, Austin has wanted a digital camera of his own. He has been saving for a laptop for over a year (and will be for a long time) but he said that his money from this party would go to a digital camera. Steve thought it would be really nice if we told his family what he wanted so we could have it there for him and he wouldn't have to wait to order it or anything. (It didn't hurt that Dell had them on sale last week!)
So he opened his presents from my mom and then he got a bunch of empty cards. He handled it really well...I was surprised. You could see the disappointment on his face, but he wasn't letting on too bad. Then we handed him the card and case for the camera. He got a little more excited. Then, finally, he got the digital camera. He was so excited and he loved it. I am just glad that he likes it so much. He took a bunch of really great pictures already, but he deleted a bunch of them before I got a chance to download them. I was disappointed because I thought they were great...he didn't though. I have downloaded the two that he kept on my dropshots page. He takes awesome photos.
I'm glad the day is over with...it was a long weekend. I am still amazed that my "baby" is going to be 12 on Wednesday!!