I'm experiencing some technical difficulties so I can't post pictures right now. But Nathan had a great birthday party at the Xtreme Trampoline Park. The staff were very friendly and supportive (and patient with shouting out multiple reminders not to run on the trampolines).
He and his friends had an hour of bouncing around on the trampolines and jumping on the crash pad and then came back to the party room for pizza and cake. Nathan had requested a BB-8 cake (the new round droid from Star Wars) and his Memee found someone who put together a wonderful one.
Instead of loot bags, we gave each of the kids a light saber, which was very eagerly received.
Nathan and his friends are growing up. It's not like when he was 4 or 5 and they needed constant supervision. Now they can manage and entertain themselves under a more distant (but still watchful) eye. It was great seeing him joke and play around with his friends, picking up and participating in spontaneous games. Everyone seemed to have fun and we didn't have any outbreaks of tears.
Nathan is making some great progress and I'm very proud of him.