Thursday, June 9, 2016

April 15 -16, 2016 Thurston's Birthday & Paul McCartney Concert

April 15, 2016
Thurston decided that Hawthorne is the kitten for him!

He got to open his present from Dantley before the rest because all of us except Dantley were heading to the Paul McCartney concert.  Dantely chose out a Mario Galaxy game for the Wii for Thurston.  Dantley went to the Allen's while we went to the concert. In hindsight, I wish we would have just gotten him a ticket too.

Thurston wanted spaghetti and meatballs for his birthday dinner so went to the Old Spaghetti Factory in Portland before the concert. Since it was his birthday we also let him get this special cotton candy drink.  Sadly it wasn't all that good.

The lines outside the Moda Center were crazy long.

There were some crazy people out with these signs.  The kids wondered why Mormons were on the list.

I tried to get 2 better tickets for Thurston and I, but the truth is they probably were only more expensive than the ones Jake got for him and the girls.  We might have been slightly closer to the stage, but the angle for all of the theatrics wasn't nearly as good as the view would've been from the front even farther back.

We had lots of fun.  There were some songs we didn't know from his newer albums, so of course we liked the old stuff better.  "Live and Let Die" had the best pyrotechnics, and Thurston really enjoyed  "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"

Jake and the girls are setting somewhere over by where those 4 spotlights are.

Here are some shots Jake took from where they were sitting.

April 16, 2016 - Thurston waited to have his cake until the day after his birthday-- which I think he was okay with considering he got to see Paul McCartney sing "Let it Be" live on his 9th birthday.
He asked for an oreo ice cream cake -- which I was thrilled to make (so much easier than the Monopoly cake I made last year).

It's going to be pretty hard to beat his favorite gifts from this year -- Paul McCartney tickets and a kitten!!!

Love this sweet kid!

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