Tuesday, December 13, 2011

52 Weeks of Happiness :: Week 40

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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!


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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18 comments:

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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