Saturday, March 15, 2008

Almost 8!

Although Alex won't turn 8 until next week, we had his birthday party today because next weekend is Spring Break, and we though some people might be out of town if we did a party closer to his birthday. He wanted a sports theme, but the weather today didn't really cooperate for an outdoor party, so I had to improvise and planned some fun indoor activities. We were able to do a couple of short things outside, but most of the time, we stayed in. I can't believe Alex is almost 8! Wow! Time flies wayyyyy tooo fast!

I took some quick shots of each of the kids as they arrived. I'm going to make these into trading cards.

Now, how often does your mom encourage you to spit? The kids loved the sunflower seed spitting contest.

We had fun seeing who could blow the biggest bubble!


And of course, opening presents is always fun! We'll definitely get some good use out of those baseballs when it gets a little warmer outside!

The party also included lunch, baseball card bingo, a fun candy bar game, musical bases and cupcakes and ice cream!

22 comments:

Angela2932 said...

I really like the 2nd one. . . and I can already see the first one as a great trading card. What a good idea. I'm glad the birthday was fun, and Happy Birthday Alex! Megan, if I haven't already told you this, I love your new header!

jglanzer said...

Oh, that sounds like an awesome party!!!! I hope your son has a wonderful 8th birthday. You're right -- time goes by WAY too fast!!!

Michelle said...

looks like he had a great time. and i really like the idea of making the photos into sports cards-so cool! hard to believe they grow up so fast...

Jess said...

A sports themed party! How fun! We are gearing up for baseball season here as well! Happy (almost) bday to your boy!

Toni said...

Awww. How fun. You got some great shots too...

pat said...

Oh, you brave woman--a boy's birthday party!! Looks like they had a great time, too. Eight--big changes ahead!

Christine said...

Great pictures! Happy B-Day to the little dude :)

Cindi Koceich said...

My oldest is 8 too...oh it goes soooo fast!!! Love the idea of making trading cards! Great idea! It looks like a fun party!

Jaime said...

Happy birthday little man!
so who won the bubble contest?

Trisha (Froze-N-Time Photography) said...

What a fun party! That's a cute idea taking their pics and making them into trading cards!

Amy said...

Sounds like a fun party! I like your idea of doing the sports cards, that's neat and I'm sure the parents will love it! Happy Birthday Alex!!!

Val said...

Aw such a cutie!

Stacey said...

I love the bubble blowing shot. I hope he had a wonderful birthday!

Mom2Aliyah said...

Sounds like a great party!! You did some cool,creative stuff! Love all the photos you got. Looks like he had a great day.

HLIP said...

My favorite is the first one - where the color of the bat matches his shirt. I can't believe I went from daffodil watch to shoveling snow in 3 days!

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Amanda said...

Oooo...so exciting. The first two are adorable. I am so happy that he had a fun birthday.

Becky said...

Happy Birthday to him! Sounds like a really fun party and I love your idea about the trading cards. I love the spitting photo--those sunflower seeds are so important to the game of baseball around here too.

April said...

what a handsome little man. hope he has a great birthday.

Lauren said...

It looks like he had a great birthday, and the kids will love your trading card idea. Being 8 is so much fun, hope he has a wonderful year!

mel said...

looks like he had a great time! the trading card idea is great!

Katie said...

awesome pictus sounds like a good party.

Scrapper88 said...

Aww happy bday to him!! How fun!!