Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Winter pool party!

Over the weekend while I was still up to my teary eyeballs in jewelry orders, The Boy had a birthday.

The Man planned a pool party. He handed me a list and said, "Call these moms."
So we gathered up The Boy's closest friends for some swimming, hot dogs, cake, games and movies.
At dinner they had a chocolate milk toast for him. They clinked their plastic cups together. So adorable!
His friends are all girls. No idea why. They always have been.

It couldn't be because he's so gorgeous and sweet, that all the girls want to be around him.
I'm not biased or anything...

Look at the feet at the top of this photo.
The Man did a canonball right as I was taking it.

I really only snapped a few photos at the pool. Then I went and soaked in the hot tub for 2 hours.

The Boy is so kind hearted, gorgeous, gentle, creative and funny.
When he grows up he wants to be a teacher - so he can dress in a nice shirt and tie every day.
Or a roller coaster designer - so he can be as creative as he wants.
Or an entertainer - so he can sing and dance and be funny in front of an audience.

I've no idea what he'll be, but he's 9 years old now and has an blindingly bright future ahead of him.

(p.s. I always say it, but if you can plan when your children are born, don't do a December birthday. They're tough!)


Shirley said...

Tell me about the Christmas birthdays! My son was born on December 20. We brought him home in a red and green hat and put him in a stocking under the tree! Wonderful memories!

Chigger Hill Cottage said...

My grandson Dec 29, my granddaughter Dec 24. AND they're brother and sister! I know exactly what you mean!

Rachel said...

What a cool kid! Looks like a fantastic birthday! :)

Toni :O) said...

Boy can I son just turned 12 on the 21st (yesterday). Who knew at the end of March I'd have a Christmas baby...never even gave one thought to that. However, I brought him home from the hospital on Christmas Day and he truly was the best gift I have ever received! My brother-in-law is an actual Christmas Day baby and his daughter is the 29th...imagine all the cake in their house within four days AND all the Christmas goodies..yikes! Merry Christmas sweet family!

kraftykash said...

hahaha This is great stuff! Looks like a fun party. The girl's hair is getting super long. :) And you really shouldn't let your kids put bubbles in their mouths. LOL ;)

Lee said...

I hear ya. We threw a party this weekend too. My three year old daughter's birthday is the 21st. We head is reeling

Amanda said...

Happy GIVING birth day to you, Beki.

My sister has a Feb. birthday and I remember her wanting to go swimming one year for her day, my dad rented us a hotel room with an indoor pool so she got her wish! It was so special and a great family memory for everyone.

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday adorable boy! I hope you like being 9!

Giorgio said...

A boy after my own heart. When I was his age, all of my friends were girls too! I'm early forties now, and most of my friends are still girls! OK, so most of them are women, but my daughter is kind enough to share her friends with me (of course, she is practically a woman at this point -- they grow up so fast...). And my wife is with the programme too. She finds it rather funny. More power to him!

jaquelyn {mama thoughts} said...

Happy birthday to your boy!! Looks like lots of fun was had by all. :)

P.S. My birthday is December 25th, Christmas Day. I celebrate early so I can have my "own" day.

Sara said...

love it...he seems like such a fun kid.

My daughter is January 7th...not AS bad as December. We are having her birthday at the end of January this year. It's just too much!

Learning Spanish at 41 said...

Love the winter pool party idea--yay for The Man! Love the comment about being a teacher to wear a nice shirt and tie everyday, too. Awesome. :)

Bethe77 said...

I so understand December birhtdays all to well. I have a sister, two daughters and a granddaughter born in this beautiful month. Very tough it is. Love the pool party for your son. Too be nice again. Blessings.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun party! AND the husband-kind I'm praying for my daughter! :)---Trenna

Julie said...

How fun to have a pool party in December. So clever. And yes, December birthdays are tough. Looks like you made it special though. :) Merry Christmas!

Melinda said...

Happy Birthday to The Boy!
What a fun way to spend your birthday.

Merry Christmas.


Nicole @Team Pipkin said...

i hear ya on the december birthday thing. my son turned 16 on the 13th. when he was younger and i'd try to throw him a big birthday bash with his friends they all rsvp'd "no" cause their parents had christmas parties to attend and a birthday party was not a priority on their list. so we decided to just take him out to dinner & give him the cash that we would have spent on a party. but i know his feelings were hurt when his older brother had his whole soccer team over for his birthday (september).
happy birthday to your little guy!