Tuesday, December 13, 2011

52 Weeks of Happiness :: Week 40


Griffin's 7th Birthday Party!

We had a little gathering
at the local skating rink
to celebrate
my big boy's
approaching b-day.

The DJ played Golden Oldies

and as Crocodile Rock

thumped and the disco lights spun,

the kids had a blast!


Watching children roller skate
can be so entertaining.
They drop like flies
onto the hard wood floor
and then get right back up
only to fall once again.


We had homemade Ben 10 cupcakes
that were a huge hit with the kiddos.
It was so fun to whip up treats
for the celebration.


Every year, as Griffin's face shines
in the glow of his birthday candles
and the sound of loved ones singing
Happy Birthday in his honor fills the air,
I get a little teary.

I can remember holding him in my arms
moments after he was born
and feeling so blessed.
I rocked him back and forth
and sang Happy Birthday to him,
his little face inspecting me as I sang.

I think of that sweet moment
and see how big he is now.
He'll always be that little baby to me though.


Oh, check out the mountain of gifts!

I think that Birthday Parties
are one of the funnest parts of being a mama.
I love to make it an awesome time.

It was so much fun to

watch him enjoy his big day!


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Becs said...

Wow, that looks like one awesome party! Looks like you all had a great time and those cupcakes look yummy. :)

Jenn Valmonte said...

Happy birthday!
Well, the cupcakes can also be a big hit to the adults! :)

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Looks like a fun party. I love throwing the kids birthday parties too.

R Montalban said...

That does look like he had fun on his birthday. Happy Belated Birthday.

Priscilla said...

looks like fun!

Pieni Lintu said...

Funny cupcakes :)

Lisa said...

Looks like you did a great job with the party! It's so wonderful when it all works. Happy Birthday to your boy!

Tima said...

That looks like a great party. My son would love those cupcakes.

Kristy said...

I know the feeling. Skate rinks make for great party, they burn off that sugar!

Mother Theresa said...

Hey, that brings back memories! I celebrated my birthday at the skating rink a few times...we used to have so much fun! That's going to be a nice memory for Griffin. :)

SarahinSC said...

So fun! We love roller skating birthday parties!

Linda D. said...

Nice to see that Skating Rink Birthday parties are still "in". I had one as a child (well a few decades ago), my own kids also had Rink Parties, and now the little guys are still skating around the rink. Awesome!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Oh how I love the roller rink. We used to have one in our town when we first moved here- it was great exercise. It's closed now & I really miss it.
Looks like it was a fabulous birthday celebration Leigh!

Jessica said...

Looks like a great party!!!

Christina Klas said...

Oh man, the roller skating rink! That brings back memories. :)

Sue said...

Not only do you love to make it an awesome time, but you seem to be very good at it! This looks like tons of fun!!


PS. Happy birthday to your boy!

Mama Zen said...

Looks like a great party!

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