The lap-a-thon was "the best birthday present ever". At the Homecoming parade, he "screamed his head off and got a lot of candy". He had a great time sitting with his friend Derek at the Homecoming game. Scored his first soccer goal of the season on his birthday - and followed it up with the declaration that "THIS IS THE BEST BIRTHDAY OF MY WHOLE LIFE!" He had a family party, complete with trick candles and gifts that he'd "been wanting forever".
And he doesn't know this yet....but we have an awesome surprise for today! This might even trump the soccer goal (but I hope not - that goal was supremely perfect).
Next weekend he will have some school friends over for a Minute to Win It party. Can't wait.
Happy SEVENTH birthday, Zachary. We love you so very much. As your brother would say, "We love you as big as Paul Bunyan. Or as big as God's feet. Or all the way to Heaven and back." You have taught us and grown us in ways that we never anticipated. We are so proud of who you are - an honest, loving, generous, thoughtful, fun, happy, outgoing, friendly, hardworking, tender yet deliriously enthusiastic young man. You are a treasure.