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Saturday, May 03, 2008

The annual birthday bash


So, Friday night, we had our combined party for Aaron and Charity. I must admit, it is really nice to have them be able to share a birthday party. I hope we can continue the tradition because I would so much rather have 1 crazy party than 2...

To be honest, I don't even know how many people came - seriously, I stopped counting at 60. All I know is that the cake was ALL CONSUMED! Some people left with cupcakes! (i was glad i had those for backup). PS - I got VALERIE to do my cake. She is amazing, and totally worth it... not having to make my typical ghetto cake was SOOO NICE! If any of you live by me, you totally have to check her out...

We had 3 bounce houses... the weather was perfect. My house still hasn't recovered, but that is just because I don't even know where to start cleaning... and, yes, this birthday party got them more gifts than Christmas... next time, I need to write "IF YOU FEEL COMPELLED TO BRING A GIFT, PLEASE JUST BRING A BOOK... WE DON'T NEED ANY TOYS OR PRESENTS... WE JUST WANT YOUR COMPANY!" maybe my kids would be sad, cause they really do love everything they got. To solve the TOO MANY TOYS problem, I just put it all in a bucket, and we cant take it upstairs till we go through and pick more toys to give away. Really, I am proud of them because whenever we get new stuff, like birthdays or Christmas, they are pretty good about going through their old stuff and picking out toys to give to children who don't have very many.
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Anyways, today was Aaron's real birthday. I love that kid. I am really hard on him, and KNOW I am screwing up on him, but he is resilliant, and I think he will come through ok. He is so sweet and honestly, he is the BEST oldest kid in the world. He is so concientious of his other siblings. He is so smart and kind. He is sweet and caring. He is laid back. He is FUNNY!!! He is a stud. Happy birthday Aaron, I LOVE YOU!!! (ps, notice I STILL hadn't cleaned up my kitchen by SAT morning... but, it is clean now...)


So, for Aaron's REAL birthday: He chose Eggos for breakfast, so he got to eat on the special plate and got a cupcake and a candle. T-ball practice, driving around, signing him up for next season... Then, he played with his toys until this afternoon, we drove up to Allen to play with his cousins. While there, we watched Paul play football, then we went to CHILI'S (his choice) and we sang happy birthday, then we went to their house and he got to ride their four-wheelers.

13 comments:

Bob said...

The Party was a blast! Parker had such a great time there-which was obvious since he didn't want to leave!! Thanks for having such a fun party and Happy Birthday Aaron and Charity!

Valerie said...

I think all the kids had a blast! You are so awesome to let that many kids come to your house at one time.

Oh, and, we didn't leave a red tank top...I'm not sure who may have. But if you do find little Dora & Diego figurines, let me know. I think Parker may have left them there when we dropped the cake off, but I'm not sure.

Lydia said...

those cakes looks awesome...wish I lived in TX so she could do mine too. I'm sure it won't be long until those 2 demand separate parties ;) Just think you can give Charity the left over cake (he he)...and you can just tell her she's lucky that she even gets a cake since she's only the 2nd bday in a week and not the 3rd, cause the 3rd one always gets shafted.

Sarra said...

I think I might have gone bonkers if I had a party like that! Your kids are so good to give old toys away - you have a wonderful family, Em.

Meredith said...

looks FUN...3 bounce houses..you are a good mom :)
They are so cute, glad they had fun birthdays!!! It is nice when they get that much still though, cause then you dont have to get them anything!

Gina & Bay said...

Hola-

Fun blog. Your pictures from the ranch are amazing! What a haven for your family. Yes, it's time for the park. And you still need to come for dinner sometime.

The Farnsworth Family said...

It was way fun! Glad they had such a great birthday!

Leisha said...

I'm so sad we missed it! It's the first time we have since we moved here...it's becoming a big tradition!

I meant to call you, but me and J were sick with a stomach bug. Jake and Rach were pretty ticked at me...you are known as the "fun mom" around here.

Jennifer said...

Wow! What a fun party. Looks like everyone had a great time. I think I'm obsessed with birthday parties. The cakes were AWESOME too! Does Valerie do mail order???

Sorensens said...

how fun I want to go. The cakes look great, way smart to get Valerie to make them. Wish your kiddos Happy Birthday.

Amy said...

I love those cakes...Val did such a great job! I can't believe you had 3 bounce houses...too much fun! How are you girl?

Matt, Karin, and Sienna said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to them both! What a good time of year for birthdays.

You are a fun mom. Looks like the kids had a great time.

Karin

Courtney said...

lAre you kidding me?!?! Those cakes are so amazing! Breckyn was so jealous when she saw the Hannah cake!
That sounded like quite the b-day bash...way to show all us moms up Em!:)