Sunday, June 1, 2008

G-Man's Birthday

Gavin's Birthday is officially over after two weeks of celebration, Ellsworth style. Instead of a birthday party this year, Gavin wanted to go to Medieval Times, "it's a living link to the past where the glory, chivalry and valor of old burst to life in authentic pageantry and thrilling tournament action".

I took Gavin, his friend Nick, and Noah. If you've never been, its worth putting on the calendar and making an evening of it. The night consisted of eating a four course meal all of which is served medieval style - without silverware. You get to use nothing but your bare hands - the boys absolutely loved it. While everyone ate their dinner the knights showed off their skills in games of joist, javelin throw, and the like.

After the dinner the knights actually battle. The boys were completely spellbound. The knights battle one another with swords, axes, maces, and bolas and their not just fake-hitting each other. They're really swinging their weapons. At the end of the show, I bought each of the kids wooden swords. They then proceeded to fake-fight out in the parking lot for 45 minutes and would have continued on had I not had to leave. It was a great time.



James and Lori Ellsworth said...

Looks like tons of fun...Curren can't wait to continue the birthday fun with Gavin in a couple of weeks! Now that school is almost out he is counting the days!

Ellsworth said...

That looks like it was so much fun - what a cool idea! We're glad he had such a great birthday. Wow, this will be an exciting few weeks for him with his birthday, scouts and baptism! We love you Gavin! You'll have to call us again on your new phone, Yardie loved hearing from you.

julesttdmom said...

Happy Birthday Gavin!! I can't believe that our boys are 8!!! It is crazy...well Collin will be in less than a month!! It looks like y'all had lots of fun!!!

arroyo fam said...

okay, after seeing Gavan and his bday fun i can see why Robert wants a boy.... we'll see if it happens though. = )
congrats on your beautiful baby!!!

Hoskins Family said...

Rebecca, It so great to see how much your family has grown. Your family is just beautiful. Are you still in the Long Beach area? Let me know how you are doing. Love ya, Daleen Hoskins