Saturday, January 11, 2014

Blake's 10th Birthday Bash!

Today is the day that Blake got to have his 10th birthday bash at Vetta Sports! This was an amazing gift that was given to we walked in, we saw a welcome sign!

We made little Hershey Minecraft Creeper guys for the treat bags and decorated a yellow cake with green icing and Hershey bars to make a big Minecraft Creeper. The Chocolate cake had square starbursts with the #10 on it, along with a Minecraft sword that Bella made for him.  

Lots of his friends came to celebrate with him, we were so happy to see all of them because it had been a long 3 weeks out of school for Christmas break and snow days. Billy and Mike (Mikey & Ashlynn's Dad) got the party started with a football game! Blake absolutely loves football now! 

The biggest thing that Blake has talked about in regards to the party is the
awesome football game they played and the runs he made!
Here are the little sisters! The cheer section!!
Next, the two party helpers ushered the kids upstairs to the inflatable bouncy house! The kids flew up and down slides, in and out of the bounce house, they really got worn out!

This is an awesome group of kids!
Next was the Party Room! The kids got to have some cake and ice cream and then Blake opened presents.  His friends are so generous, they really went out of their way to make him feel special and showered him with the nicest gifts.  It was really too much.

He got to sit in the HUGE chair for the presents...he took
time to read each card and thanked each friend
for their gift...I took a pic of them together...cute!
This was the best birthday ever! I enjoyed watching the kids play and chatting with the Moms. I kept looking around and feeling especially thankful for the wonderful people that we have been blessed to have in our lives...Happy 10th Birthday Bash, my sweet boy!

Monday, January 6, 2014

My boy is 10 Years Old!

How can my sweet baby boy be 10 years old?!!?!?  He is an amazing little fella, he is caring and sweet with a temper and attitude (only to us, here at!)  He has had a big year....he is now a mini-webelo in scouts, he camped for 3 days in 100 degree heat at Beaumont, he is a responsible "old fashioned" 4th grader (as per his teacher), he read the entire old and new testament Lego brick Bible and decided to be baptized!  He joined the school choir and began hip hop dance classes again. He loves run club and had fun in Spanish club too!  He really has been doing quite a bit!

His birthday, this year, fell on Monday....the first day back to school from Christmas break. But...there was a historic snowfall of 12 inches or so, followed by a frigid "vortex" (yes, that is a word I learned from the weather man), so he got to stay home on his bday...SNOWDAY!!!

Taylor and I decorated the dining room for him to have a wonderful surprise to wake up to.  Taylor got him a Minecraft paper building set, Daddy and I pre-ordered him the Pokedex he has been wanting, and the biggest surprise of all...a super sweet Mom from cub scouts gave us a huge bday party at Vetta sports!  Now Blake gets to invite all of his friends to come and celebrate with him! This was the sweetest surprise to all of us!  We wrapped up the invitations and he was thrilled to open that!  We sang him "Happy Birthday" and let him blow out the candles on his iced honey bun for breakfast!



I cannot even explain how proud of him I am.  He is my same baby boy, he just doesn't want me to call him that...although he is used to us all calling him "Bubby" because of little Sis.  He still asks me to tuck him into bed, read to him, say prayers together and just talk. Many a evening, he will come and cuddle next to me on the couch, he acts like he doesn't like hugs and kisses anymore but he sure comes running fast when I ask for them!  He makes me laugh, I sure love him.  My fast-growing boy.