Thursday, January 20, 2011

Warren is 8!

Warren turned 8 last week and we really tried to make it memorable for him, because I have to say it---January birthdays....not so fun. Christmas has just passed, it's cold outside so there aren't a lot of options party-wise, and no one is really all that excited about your birthday.
So this year, because 8 is such a special birthday, we really decided to hype Warren's birthday.

I am the first person up in our house. I wake up every day at 5:45 and I'm out the door by 6, but often Warren is downstairs to give me a hug and say goodbye. Then he'll turn on cartoons and get a snack until everyone else is up. So Spence and I decorated the kitchen the night before with 8 balloons, signs, table decorations and confetti. You can't really see it in these photos because it is 7pm and they have pretty much played with it all day and torn it down but it looked good in the morning and the look on his face in the morning was priceless! It was a huge hit! He kept asking, Who did this, is this for me!?, Where did you get all this stuff? When did you do this?

We had a nice family birthday party for him on Friday night and then a swimming party for he and his friends the following Wednesday. The swimming party was also a huge hit, Spencer and I however, were so stressed at the thought of keeping 13 kids alive, that I don't think we'll do another swimming party for years and years to come. At 10:00 at night I was still laying in bed thinking "Did I leave anyone in the pool?"

This is Spencer, probably counting heads.


Mark and Karen said...

I love it! We decorate with balloons and streamers for every birthday and they love how special it makes them feel. This last birthday Lauren kept reminding me the night before that I needed to decorate. She was afraid I'd forget, which I've never forgotten so I don't know what her deal was.

Anyway, swimming is a great idea! I would be completely stressed out too though.

Great job!

jww said...

Oh, I love it!! What a great idea to decorate the night before. He obviously LOVED that--sounds like that made it very special for him. I have never done a swimming party for that very reason--too worried. Sounds like a BLAST, though, if you're not the responsible adult. :)

Nate and Rachael's Family said...

The boys had a blast - it's fun to see all the pictures! What a special day him! Can you believe he's going to be in scouts - Alex is totally jealous!