Once home, the boys wandered outside to play and go fishing. Their cousins were having a huge party next door and all the boys were anxious to go. My husband had walked over with them, when I heard Evan crying. He was sitting on the dock in our backyard sobbing. He was afraid to go to the party because there were too many people. They have a huge family and lots of friends so there are often around 100 people. As social as Evan has gotten, large crowds still intimidate him. My husband carried him next door and within minutes he found some school friends and took off playing. The theme of their party was "rock star" and they had a stage set up. I was amazed as I watched all three of my boys take a turn on the stage singing, dancing, and soaking up the applause. Ian made up his own song, as he often does, repeating the same few words over and over again. Evan, who I was later told, was the first one on stage told my sister in law that they were going to "rock this house!" and broke out some of his best moves for dancing. Alec took turns singing and dancing. They had so much fun. They made many new friends and played baseball, bounced in the bounce house and got their hair "punked." I knew Ian would perform, and figured Alec might take a turn as well but I was totally shocked that Evan went up on stage. They all seemed to love it too, which is even more amazing.
Once home Evan and Alec started playing together while Ian put together his new Lego set that he got yesterday. It took him less than an hour from start to finish!