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Happy 6th birthday to our Boo!

12 Jan

This was a birthday party for the books. Belle decided she wanted a skating party. An ICE SKATING PARTY. We are not sure why she wanted this kind of party. She did not know how to ice skate. Recently the winter Olympics were on television and she did see a lot of skating. We can only figure this is how she got the idea. I think she was more into the decor and the idea of wearing a skating outfit than actually ice skating. The decor was definitely on point:

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Even her American Girl was there, dressed to skate as well.

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And this girl is a FAN of a beautiful cake.

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The panic started to set in when I got RSVPs. She had invited BOTH kindergarten classes to skate. KINDERGARTEN. Few of them had even been skating before. None of them actually knew how. Start the valium IV drip. I was not going to make it through this party without a nervous breakdown.

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At the end of the day, it was awesome. Lots of parents were terrific sports and skated with their kids, some really mastering the skills that day. My kids had a BALL. They skated with their dad until they skated with their friends until they were soon flying around the rink all on their own.

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Interestingly, this guy had a blast too. Later in the month, we would visit his aunt Kim. Our family would discuss baseball sign ups and how we were going to get to the park on the day they were scheduled. He spoke up and said he didn’t want to do baseball this spring. (!!) A former college catcher, his dad’s heart may or may not have broken into tiny bits, but he didn’t show it, thankfully. We encouraged him to sign up for it. Sports are fun, we said.

I want to ice skate, he said.

!!!  You just never know what a skating party will bring.

For this guy it became his #1 sport and several all star teams and tournaments. All from a 6 year old party.

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Four

12 Dec

She planned every detail of her perfect day.  And by planning, I mean we had it all worked out that she would have her party at one place, and then after the invitations were printed, she decided she wanted a party “just like last year’s party.”  As in, at a different place than planned.  And she invited all her friends to the same place as last year. So I had to have the invitations re-printed.

Oh yes, this really happened.

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She also “designed” her cake.

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She LOVED it. Which is all that really matters.

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To her, it was the PERFECT party.

And just like that: she was FOUR!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration!

9 Dec

Photo from 2010 December AC Bday party!

Exactly a year ago we celebrated her third birthday.  Tomorrow she celebrates turning four.

The Bird of Time has but a little way to flutter and

The Bird is on the Wing.

                                                                                                                                –Omar Khayyam

Seven

10 Feb

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What’s this, you say?

It’s your own clubhouse!

What do you DO in it? Oh that’s easy!

Yes, yes. That’s it:

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Great way to celebrate turning seven! That, and our first spend the night company!

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Our most special friend

7 Jan

Miss J is Boo’s godmother. She is, without a doubt, our most special family friend. She was in Bible Study with J2 and me when we first met, and later read in our wedding. Now, as Boo’s godmother, she is with our family for most special occasions, especially the ones involving Boo. Like….birthdays…she has never missed one yet! And she lives two hours away!

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The tradition is that we go to the Build a Bear Workshop and eat cupcakes!

THIS year, Boo turned Five. When J3 turned Five, he got to go to New York City. (Nevermind this was to tag along with us for a conference, nonetheless, he got a fantastic birthday trip out of the deal.) Like any smart-minded girl, Boo seized the opportunity of having a brand-new American Girl from Santa to decide that for her birthday she needed to take her doll to the American Girl Store…in New York City!

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Of course Miss J came along!

(Note the snow! It had just left NYC – little did we know it was headed to our house!)

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We did all the usual sights.

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Which were especially beautiful at Christmastime.

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And her doll came along to all activites, of course!

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A memorable time was had by all! But made most special by Miss J!

SIX!

20 Apr

February 2010

Star Wars birthday parties are awfully fun.  Especially when you are SIX! And everyone dresses up with you!

Well okay, maybe a sister dressed up out of theme, but we called her princess lea and she didn’t notice.

Happy SIXTH birthday, J3!  Seriously, it seems like yesterday.

The Preschool Years: four!

20 Apr

January 2008

They say time flies.  I’m starting to feel the crunch.

He’s already growing up.

Just a matter of days and he will be FOUR!

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