Tuesday, June 18, 2013

It's Birthday Time again.

 Yep!  It's that time of year.  Once again......Birthday Time!  I have been blessed with three children and we are so lucky that all three kids have their birthday in the same week.  Sometimes it gets a little crazy in the month of May, but we make it through.  Actually, it seems as they get older, it gets easier.  I can't believe how time flies.  Megan, Emilee and Hunter all celebrated another year older.  That makes Megan 13, Emilee 11 and Hunter 9.  It is just crazy.  So here it goes.  This is what we did in the month of May.

 CRAZY!  I now officially have a teenager.  Oh my GOSH!  That is just nuts.  When I sit and have time to think about it, it just blows my mind.  How could this happen?  This year on her birthday, Megan was in Knoxville, TN.  She was there for Destination Imagination Global Competition.  Her and her team were competing against teams from all over the world.  A few days before she left, we took her out to dinner and ice cream with a present from her family.  I am so mad at myself.  I usually take pictures of these great moments, but it just slipped my mind.  Just know that it was a wonderful night.  We went to Famous Joe's Pizzaria for dinner and Baskin Robins for ice cream.


I happened to be in Pigeon Forge with Hunter at this time, but through the various texts I got, she mentioned that it had been the best birthday ever.  Her and her team mates designed dresses out of duct tape to attend a Duct Tape Ball and then after the dance, they went for milkshakes.  The picture above shows the team and their creativity with duct tape.  I am so glad that she had a wonderful birthday.
Emilee had a slumber party this year.  As you can see, it was ice cream theme with lots and lots of fun activities.  From what I could tell, it was a hit.

So many activities for the night.  They started the night with Tie Dyeing t-shirts and then they made their own pizzas for dinner.  While their pizzas were cooking they did Karaoke and then Emilee blew the candles out and opened some presents.

Then because it was an ice cream themed party we had to have an ice cream sundae bar and let's just say they went a little nuts with the whip cream.  They burned off the ice cream by dancing to Dance Dance Dance Revolution on the X-box and jumping on the trampoline.
Finally it was time to quiet down and get some sleep.  Whew!  That is what I call a party.  We had waffles in the morning and they all took home an ice cream container full of goodies, a tie dyed t-shirt and an ice cream sundae glass.  
Because all three kids are usually the same week as Memorial Day, if they have a birthday party, we have to do them a couple of weeks before.(To many people go out of town)  I would say Emilee had a  great day on her real birthday day.  She invited a friend to join her and she got her ears pierced and we all went and pampered ourselves with pedicures.  What a day!  By the way, Emilee is 11 now and that floors me just as much as Megan being 13.  
Hunter had a huge surprise.  On the last day of school, as soon as he got off the bus, I took him over to his friends house.  There he learned that we were picking up his friend and his friend's mom and going to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge right then and there.  He didn't believe me cause he didn't have anything packed. Of course I packed the car while he was at school.  Finally when they were packing the car he got clued in that we were indeed leaving right then for Dollywood.  What a great birthday for him.  This is his suprised but I don't believe it is today face.  HA!  I love it!
It was a very fun day.  Though I have to laugh at the two of them.  They were to nervous to go on the big rides, but they had a blast anyway.

The next day we tortured the boys while the moms shopped at the outlet mall.  So not cool.  Don't worry.  They did something fun after lunch.  They wanted so much to go to this Magic Quest place, but the moms weren't to big on that idea since it was too expensive.  We finally convinced them(like they really had a choice), to go to Wonderworks.  They had a blast there.  It is quite the place with tons to do.  I strongly suggest going there if you are in the area.  They did things like a ropes course, rock climbing, laser tag and even laid on a real bed of nails.

Happy Birthday to all my children!  You are the best kids and I hope you all have a wonderful year.  Until next year........