Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Family Traditions: Summer Birthday Parties

I have soooooooooooo many happy memories of summer birthday parties as a kid.   My birthday was in June and my sister's in July so I have thousands of memories of swimming, fishing, jetskiing, paddleboating at my grandmas, and always consuming chocolate cat cake.

I love to watch the summer birthday party tradition come alive once again with a new generation.  All the cousins have birthays in boring months [winter and early spring blech], so seeing them on Sunday at Blaine's party having a blast on the slip-and-slide, tractor rides, paddleboat, kiddie pools, frog playing, etc, just warmed my heart and opened the gate of special memories.   Almost as if I planned for my child to have a summer birth just for the parties. :)

The frog was the biggest hit at the party! Giggles were contagious!


Cheyenne said...

My birthday is in January, I was always jealous of those summer parties, while we were getting our snowpants on to go make snowmen!

Blaine is looking so grown up!

And, CAT CAKE? Um....whaaaaat?

Liz Mays said...

Those happy faces just warm my heart!

Diana @ frontyardfoodie said...

Aww!! I'm SO excited for Avery's birthday party. This year he's actually going to know what's going on!

I have so much I want to do!

Blaine looks like he's LOVING hanging with his cousins. hehe