Saturday, March 8, 2008

i'm a man...

this again?!
yes, evidently being a man, to ryan, is being able to sweat (like a man) and being able to handle sweating... you know, it runs in your eyes, and such. he was graciously explaining, in great detail, this to his friend... gabrielle. eeww, gross!!




but today, jackson is the man...


we celebrated jackson's birthday today with some of his friends at the hottest birthday party spot of idaho falls... the idaho falls gymnastic center. oooh... aahh...

it is a pretty great place for a party because i called on wednesday, did the whole down-payment, waltzed in today at 2:30 and the party started! the kids had the run of the joint... trapolines, bouncy floors, a huge pit of foam to fall into from ropes, or bars or the standard gymnastic center what-have-yous...



s0, i started thinking about this the last few days... why do we kill ourselves with elaborate birthday parties?? why do we--i say "we" and maybe it's just me that used to put forth a bunch of time and effort to plan parties with handmade invitations, party favors and thanks yous, to make train and dinosaur cakes with lava punch 3 year olds who will never remember the party, let alone the cake!?



i came to a conclusion: was it all for me? if it was, then GOOD, i'm glad they don't remember because i was probably a complete psycho prior to these parties! i can't imagine that i did do it because i adored my children so, so, so much? because i don't adore my boys any less today, and i was totally fine with leaving a check as i left a party place that i didn't have to clean!!

and most importantly--sweaty, fun was had by all!



stay posted, as we have a retrospective on our boy, as he's on the

cusp of going into the land of double-digits!




1 comment:

Meghan said...

happy birthday, jacks! love gingerbread, meghan, carter and will.