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Sam's Fourth Birthday Party

On Friday night, in celebration of his Fourth Birthday, Sam had a sleepover with Cooper and Hank.  The boys arrived at our house around 4:00.  They started the evening by playing outside, but moved upstairs once it got dark.  By the time I got home from work Nana had arrived.  Nana came up to help me with the boys. 

The evening went pretty well.  We ordered pizza, watched Scooby Doo Wrestling and blew up the air mattress.  The sleeping arrangement were akin to musical chairs.  Sam, Hank and Cooper started out on the air mattress. 


Finn, feeling a bit left out, opted for the corner. 




By the time the night was over, Finn was in my room, Cooper was on the top bunk, Hank was on the air mattress and Sam was on the couch. 

The next morning we took all the boys to Finn's basketball game.  He made a goal!




Then we went to Chuck-E-Cheese for Sam's party. 















He seemed to have a really good time. 

After the party Jack and John Matthew came back to the house to play for a few hours.  Grandad and Gigi also came back with us to fix my toilet.  He did a great job!

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