Our middle child is turning 9 August 18th, his is my only child with a summer birthday and I LOVE it, and hate it yet. I hate that school starts the next week so its hit or miss with who will come b/c everyone is worrying about back to school and taking last minute trips. I love it because there are many out door options for him. This year while browsing on pinterest I came across a cute little idea which inspired me to do an Ocean/Beach themed bday party. my mil is in the process of putting up a pool so were thinking pool party down there. Fingers crossed all works out.